A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 82 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (51 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -64.597° West, 19.1644° North, depth 11 km. The temblor was detected at 04:26:16 / 4:26 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 08:26:16 / January 7, 2016 @ 8:26 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007019. Id of event: pr16007019.
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days seventy-eight and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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