A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 10:20:34 / 10:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.655° West, 18.1525° North, depth 128 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15290007. Unique identifier: pr15290007. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 128 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 14:20:34 / October 17, 2015 @ 2:20 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie. Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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.
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