A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 138 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (86 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 68 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr16108003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16108003. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 07:53:26 / April 17, 2016 @ 7:53 am UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:53:26 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 68 km, -64.244° West, 19.6135° North.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 138 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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