A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/10/15 / 2015-10-25 01:13:56 / October 25, 2015 @ 1:13 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:13:56 / 9:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.4309 West, latitude 18.863 North, depth = 7 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15298000. Id of event: pr15298000.
The epicenter was 51 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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