A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 87 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (54 miles) on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16109006. Unique identifier: pr16109006. Exact location of event, longitude -64.246 West, latitude 19.121 North, depth = 7 km. The temblor was reported at 15:10:00 / 3:10 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 19:10:00 / April 18, 2016 @ 7:10 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 87 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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