A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 89 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (55 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 03:05:16 / January 17, 2016 @ 3:05 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16017003. Unique identifier: pr16017003. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -64.7246 West, latitude 19.2171 North, depth = 33 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:05:16 / 11:05 pm (local time epicenter).
Each 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 four, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and six and in the last 365 days six hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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