A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 31 km (19 miles). Global time and date of event 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 09:33:12 / October 3, 2015 @ 9:33 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -64.4263 West, latitude 18.7842 North, depth = 31 km. Event id: pr15276002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15276002. The temblor was detected at 05:33:12 / 5:33 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days seventy-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 45 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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