A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Global time and date of event 10/10/15 / 2015-10-10 09:12:46 / October 10, 2015 @ 9:12 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 05:12:46 / 5:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.838° West, latitude 18.811° North, depth = 64 km. Event id: pr15283003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15283003. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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