A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 86 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (53 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -64.9466° West, 19.1289° North, depth 39 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/05/16 / 2016-05-20 15:42:31 / May 20, 2016 @ 3:42 pm. The temblor was detected at 11:42:31 / 11:42 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16141007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16141007.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 86 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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