A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 83 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (52 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7113 West, latitude 19.1653 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16007015. Unique identifier: pr16007015. The temblor was detected at 03:56:31 / 3:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 07:56:31 / January 7, 2016 @ 7:56 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days seventy-five and in the last 365 days six hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 83 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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