A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 08:41:08 / October 30, 2015 @ 8:41 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 04:41:08 / 4:41 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr15303012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15303012. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6041 West, latitude 19.1299 North, depth = 46 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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