A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 131 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (81 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7841 West, latitude 19.5928 North, depth = 13 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16264007. Id of event: pr16264007. The temblor was detected at 04:13:28 / 4:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/09/16 / 2016-09-20 08:13:28 / September 20, 2016 @ 8:13 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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: 131 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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