A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 85 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (53 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 10:41:45 / February 24, 2016 @ 10:41 am. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:41:45 / 6:41 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16055001. Event ids that are associated: pr16055001. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.8155 West, latitude 19.166 North, depth = 19 km.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days six hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 85 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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