A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. Event id: pr15293003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15293003. Exact location of event, longitude -64.2918 West, latitude 18.8969 North, depth = 36 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:30:05 / 10:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 02:30:05 / October 20, 2015 @ 2:30 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
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-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 63 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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