A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 84 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (52 miles) on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: pr16146013. Event ids that are associated: pr16146013. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:01:36 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 45 km (28 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -64.6822 West, latitude 19.1795 North, depth = 45 km. Global time and date of event 25/05/16 / 2016-05-25 07:01:36 / May 25, 2016 @ 7:01 am UTC/GMT.
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days six hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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