A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 87 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (54 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007026. Id of event: pr16007026. Exact location of earthquake, -64.6955° West, 19.2028° North, depth 24 km. Global time and date of event 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 03:37:57 / January 7, 2016 @ 3:37 am UTC/GMT. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:37:57 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-seven, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days eighty-two and in the last 365 days six hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 87 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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