A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Event id: pr15303025. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15303025. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43 km (27 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:10:52 / 4:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.5522 West, latitude 19.097 North, depth = 43 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 08:10:52 / October 30, 2015 @ 8:10 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
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-six, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and thirteen 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.
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