A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:11:48 / 10:11 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52 km (32 miles). Event id: pr15304000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15304000. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/10/15 / 2015-10-31 02:11:48 / October 31, 2015 @ 2:11 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.374 West, latitude 19.0774 North, depth = 52 km.
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). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
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 twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 77 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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