A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 83 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (52 miles). Exact location of event, depth 39 km, -64.6648° West, 19.1725° North. Global time and date of event 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 17:29:47 / January 7, 2016 @ 5:29 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16007068. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16007068. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 13:29:47 / 1:29 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days six hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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