A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 124 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (77 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -64.416° West, 19.525° North, depth 1 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:29:41 / 3:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1 km (1 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 19:29:41 / January 15, 2016 @ 7:29 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Road Town in British Virgin Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: at00o10e5h. Event ids that are associated: at00o10e5h.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 124 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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