A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 02:45:01 / October 20, 2015 @ 2:45 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15293004. Unique identifier: pr15293004. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.2655 West, latitude 18.8943 North, depth = 36 km. The temblor was detected at 22:45:01 / 10:45 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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