A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 88 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (55 miles). Exact location of event, depth 16 km, -64.5615° West, 19.2157° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:00:49 / 6:00 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16007032. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007032. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 10:00:49 / January 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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 thirty, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days eighty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 88 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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