A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 109 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (68 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39 km (24 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:21:02 / 8:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.36° West, latitude 19.6709° North, depth = 39 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Road Town in British Virgin Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/11/16 / 2016-11-18 00:21:02 / November 18, 2016 @ 12:21 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ogtab1, us100079r0, pr16323000. Id of event: pr16323000.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 109 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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