A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was detected at 02:42:07 / 2:42 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 06:42:07 / October 12, 2015 @ 6:42 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.8015 West, latitude 18.9965 North, depth = 37 km. Id of earthquake: pr15285003. Event ids that are associated: pr15285003. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 67 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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