A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15281002. Id of event: pr15281002. Global time and date of event 08/10/15 / 2015-10-08 03:10:33 / October 8, 2015 @ 3:10 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -64.7611 West, latitude 18.6497 North, depth = 5 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:10:33 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 29 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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