A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 83 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (52 miles) on Saturday. Event id: pr16009013. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16009013. Exact location of earthquake, -63.9985° West, 18.8834° North, depth 54 km. The temblor was detected at 08:37:00 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 12:37:00 / January 9, 2016 @ 12:37 pm UTC/GMT.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days seventy-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 83 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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