A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -64.1118° West, latitude 18.3059° North, depth = 39 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15274003. Unique identifier: pr15274003. The temblor was picked up at 02:19:33 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 06:19:33 / October 1, 2015 @ 6:19 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 54 km ESE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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