A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 83 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (52 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.7652° West, 19.1566° North, depth 24 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 01:56:31 / 1:56 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16054002. Unique identifier: pr16054002. Global time and date of event 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 05:56:31 / February 23, 2016 @ 5:56 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days six hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 83 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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