A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6009 West, latitude 19.0722 North, depth = 67 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15297006. Id of event: pr15297006. The temblor was picked up at 05:13:57 / 5:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 09:13:57 / October 24, 2015 @ 9:13 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 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 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 72 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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