A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 09:27:32 / October 30, 2015 @ 9:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.4322 West, latitude 19.0412 North, depth = 47 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:27:32 / 5:27 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr15303037. Event ids that are associated: pr15303037. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-four, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 71 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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