A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 90 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (56 miles). Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -64.869° West, 19.197° North. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:51:12 / 11:51 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16295001. Id of event: pr16295001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 03:51:12 / October 21, 2016 @ 3:51 am.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 90 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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