A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 84 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (52 miles) on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 21:11:42 / 9:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7778 West, latitude 19.1662 North, depth = 60 km. Global time and date of event 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 01:11:42 / October 17, 2015 @ 1:11 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr15290000. Event ids that are associated: pr15290000. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60 km (37 miles).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 84 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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