A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 86 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (53 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16009020. Id of event: pr16009020. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:33:57 / 2:33 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 18:33:57 / January 9, 2016 @ 6:33 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.5784 West, latitude 19.1986 North, depth = 64 km.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 six, in the last 10 days seventy-one, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days six hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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