A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 80 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (50 miles) on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 02:40:47 / October 30, 2015 @ 2:40 am. Id of earthquake: pr15303001. Event ids that are associated: pr15303001. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54 km (34 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -64.6958 West, latitude 19.139 North, depth = 54 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:40:47 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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