A minor earthquake magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -64.8781° West, 19.009° North, depth 12 km. Event id: pr2018346004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018346004. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/12/18 / 2018-12-12 18:59:30 / December 12, 2018 @ 6:59 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). The temblor was detected at 14:59:30 / 2:59 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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