A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Unique identifier: pr15291012. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15291012. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:50:08 / 8:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 19 km, -64.164° West, 18.086° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 12:50:08 / October 18, 2015 @ 12:50 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix, Cruz Bay, Road Town.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 60 km SE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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