A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 85 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (53 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65 km (40 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.657 West, latitude 19.1891 North, depth = 65 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 12:18:26 / April 15, 2016 @ 12:18 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16106007. Unique identifier: pr16106007. The temblor was detected at 08:18:26 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days six hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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