A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 58 km, -64.7126° West, 19.0921° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 09:43:10 / October 30, 2015 @ 9:43 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 05:43:10 / 5:43 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr15303020. Unique identifier: pr15303020.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 75 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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