A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Event id: pr15303033. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15303033. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:50:54 / 4:50 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 08:50:54 / October 30, 2015 @ 8:50 am. Exact location of event, depth 42 km, -64.72° West, 19.0664° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 72 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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