A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 81 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (50 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.421° West, latitude 19.1284° North, depth = 39 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39 km (24 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16006020. Event ids that are associated: pr16006020. The temblor was reported at 02:55:39 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 06:55:39 / January 6, 2016 @ 6:55 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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