A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 32 km, -64.373° West, 18.9899° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 32 km (20 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 21:59:01 / October 30, 2015 @ 9:59 pm. The temblor was picked up at 17:59:01 / 5:59 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr15303048. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15303048.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 68 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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