A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 82 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (51 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -64.685° West, latitude 19.1625° North, depth = 14 km. The temblor was reported at 04:31:13 / 4:31 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 08:31:13 / January 7, 2016 @ 8:31 am. Event id: pr16007021. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007021.
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-nine, in the past 30 days eighty and in the last 365 days six hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 82 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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