A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 85 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (53 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6266 West, latitude 19.1865 North, depth = 33 km. Global time and date of event 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 07:16:05 / October 30, 2015 @ 7:16 am UTC/GMT. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:16:05 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr15303028. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15303028. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 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 twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 85 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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