A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 86 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (53 miles). The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:22:58 / 3:22 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/16 / 2016-02-27 19:22:58 / February 27, 2016 @ 7:22 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -64.8414 West, latitude 19.1644 North, depth = 66 km. Unique identifier: pr16058022. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16058022.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days six hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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