A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15303019. Unique identifier: pr15303019. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 10:33:42 / October 30, 2015 @ 10:33 am. Exact location of event, longitude -64.5491 West, latitude 18.8577 North, depth = 74 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:33:42 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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