A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Unique identifier: pr15303044. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15303044. Exact location of event, longitude -64.5309 West, latitude 19.128 North, depth = 41 km. Global time and date of event 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 11:58:33 / October 30, 2015 @ 11:58 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:58:33 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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