A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 170 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (106 miles) on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16108002. Id of event: pr16108002. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:04:55 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -63.6862 West, latitude 19.6725 North, depth = 79 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 07:04:55 / April 17, 2016 @ 7:04 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 79 km (49 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 170 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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