A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -65.0152° West, 18.8887° North, depth 25 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/10/15 / 2015-10-31 03:24:34 / October 31, 2015 @ 3:24 am. The temblor was detected at 23:24:34 / 11:24 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr15304001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15304001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25 km (16 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Tortola (min 5000 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 thirteen, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 61 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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