A minor earthquake magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, Virgin Islands region kilometers (0 miles) from Virgin Islands region. Exact location of event, longitude -64.3463 West, latitude 19.1066 North, depth = 45 km. Event id: pr2018340007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018340007. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45 km (28 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 20:37:06 / December 6, 2018 @ 8:37 pm. The temblor was reported at 20:37:06 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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