A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was reported 143 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (89 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 02:34:55 / 2:34 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 06:34:55 / January 20, 2016 @ 6:34 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16020002. Id of event: pr16020002. Exact location, longitude -64.8852° West, latitude 19.6891° North, depth = 119 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 119 km (74 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days ninety-eight and in the last 365 days six hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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