A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global time and date of event 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 11:42:07 / October 12, 2015 @ 11:42 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -64.3165° West, 18.8164° North, depth 39 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:42:07 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr15285006. Event ids that are associated: pr15285006. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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