A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:13:37 / 7:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 23:13:37 / October 24, 2015 @ 11:13 pm. Event id: pr15297014. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15297014. Exact location, longitude -64.2983° West, latitude 18.6814° North, depth = 43 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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