A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 81 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (50 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007070. Id of event: pr16007070. The epicenter was at a depth of 51 km (32 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 18:30:31 / January 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm. Exact location of event, depth 51 km, -64.5812° West, 19.148° North. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:30:31 / 2:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 81 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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