A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15279001. Id of event: pr15279001. The temblor was detected at 00:00:59 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.3551° West, latitude 18.7341° North, depth = 41 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/10/15 / 2015-10-06 04:00:59 / October 6, 2015 @ 4:00 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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