A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 84 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (52 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/16 / 2016-05-19 02:02:43 / May 19, 2016 @ 2:02 am. The temblor was reported at 22:02:43 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16140000. Id of event: pr16140000. Exact location of event, depth 39 km, -64.5735° West, 19.183° North.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days six hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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