A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Id of earthquake: pr15302011. Event ids that are associated: pr15302011. Exact location of event, depth 50 km, -64.3803° West, 19.0097° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/10/15 / 2015-10-29 22:53:18 / October 29, 2015 @ 10:53 pm. The temblor was reported at 18:53:18 / 6:53 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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