A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/03/20 / 2020-03-12 09:53:42 / March 12, 2020 @ 9:53 am. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:53:42 / 5:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020072009. Event ids that are associated: pr2020072009. Exact location of event, longitude -64.41 West, latitude 18.6493 North, depth = 40 km.
Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby 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 Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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