A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 07:47:22 / 7:47 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr15291011. Event ids that are associated: pr15291011. Exact location, longitude -64.7005° West, latitude 19.0347° North, depth = 11 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 11:47:22 / October 18, 2015 @ 11:47 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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