A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 04:17:53 / 4:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 08:17:53 / October 24, 2015 @ 8:17 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 37 km, -64.5392° West, 19.103° North. Event id: pr15297004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15297004.
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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