A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:39:41 / 8:39 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15294004. Id of event: pr15294004. Global time and date of event 21/10/15 / 2015-10-21 12:39:41 / October 21, 2015 @ 12:39 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -64.3655 West, latitude 18.4589 North, depth = 26 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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