A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 132 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (82 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o10e5h, us10004ey8. Id of event: us10004ey8. Global time and date of event 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 19:29:41 / January 15, 2016 @ 7:29 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:29:41 / 3:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 14.31 km, -64.4345° West, 19.5971° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.31 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Road Town in British Virgin Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seventy-four, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 132 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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