A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 07:57:44 / October 30, 2015 @ 7:57 am. Exact location of event, depth 46 km, -64.5715° West, 19.0552° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 46 km (29 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr15303023. Unique identifier: pr15303023. The temblor was detected at 03:57:44 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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