A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 91 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (57 miles) on Thursday. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:38:48 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007012. Id of event: pr16007012. Exact location of event, longitude -64.624 West, latitude 19.2439 North, depth = 13 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 10:38:48 / January 7, 2016 @ 10:38 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days seventy-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 91 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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