A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:18:09 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/10/15 / 2015-10-10 12:18:09 / October 10, 2015 @ 12:18 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28 km (17 miles). Event id: pr15283005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15283005. Exact location of event, depth 28 km, -64.8841° West, 18.9645° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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