A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 94 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (58 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:07:52 / 6:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.807° West, latitude 19.2525° North, depth = 62 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16058027. Id of event: pr16058027. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62 km (39 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/16 / 2016-02-27 22:07:52 / February 27, 2016 @ 10:07 pm.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days six hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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