A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 131 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (81 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:29:45 / 3:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.412° West, latitude 19.5895° North, depth = 24 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 19:29:45 / January 15, 2016 @ 7:29 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16015006. Unique identifier: pr16015006. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventy-three, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 131 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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