A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:01:24 / 7:01 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 11:01:24 / October 1, 2015 @ 11:01 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15274001. Id of event: pr15274001. Exact location of earthquake, -64.5071° West, 18.9115° North, depth 55 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days eighty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 55 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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