A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 07:10:32 / 7:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.8516 West, latitude 18.7375 North, depth = 62 km. Event id: pr2018361009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018361009. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 62 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 11:10:32 / December 27, 2018 @ 11:10 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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