A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 82 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (51 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr16007013. Event ids that are associated: pr16007013. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 07:44:07 / January 7, 2016 @ 7:44 am. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:44:07 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6345 West, latitude 19.1632 North, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days seventy-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 82 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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