A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 96 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (60 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:23:59 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.7857° West, latitude 19.2702° North, depth = 48 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 03:23:59 / February 28, 2016 @ 3:23 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48 km (30 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16059003. Event ids that are associated: pr16059003.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days six hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 96 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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