A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -64.249° West, latitude 18.8076° North, depth = 38 km. Unique identifier: pr15285000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15285000. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 00:29:44 / October 12, 2015 @ 12:29 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:29:44 / 8:29 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 58 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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