A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 85 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (53 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 17:17:24 / 5:17 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 21:17:24 / January 6, 2016 @ 9:17 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 38 km (24 miles). Event id: pr16006040. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16006040. Exact location, longitude -64.6796° West, latitude 19.1842° North, depth = 38 km.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days sixty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 85 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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