A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.5759 West, latitude 19.0853 North, depth = 63 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:30:45 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15303041. Id of event: pr15303041. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 11:30:45 / October 30, 2015 @ 11:30 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (46 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/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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