A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71 km (44 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15278002. Id of event: pr15278002. Exact location of event, depth 71 km, -64.5077° West, 19.1802° North. Global time and date of event 05/10/15 / 2015-10-05 13:25:32 / October 5, 2015 @ 1:25 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 09:25:32 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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