A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6867 West, latitude 19.1235 North, depth = 43 km. The temblor was reported at 07:04:50 / 7:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 11:04:50 / October 30, 2015 @ 11:04 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43 km (27 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15303040. Id of event: pr15303040.
Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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