A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/11/18 / 2018-11-06 03:27:50 / November 6, 2018 @ 3:27 am. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:27:50 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 39 km (24 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.904° West, 18.9793° North, depth 39 km. Id of earthquake: pr2018310002. Event ids that are associated: pr2018310002.
The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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