A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 19:47:57 / October 19, 2015 @ 7:47 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -64.931° West, latitude 18.9414° North, depth = 44 km. The temblor was detected at 15:47:57 / 3:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15292007. Id of event: pr15292007.
Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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