A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -64.3161° West, latitude 18.9064° North, depth = 30 km. Event id: pr15269007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15269007. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:14:36 / 10:14 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/09/15 / 2015-09-26 14:14:36 / September 26, 2015 @ 2:14 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days seventy-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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