A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 90 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (56 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 08:42:40 / December 24, 2016 @ 8:42 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16359000. Unique identifier: pr16359000. The temblor was picked up at 04:42:40 / 4:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.7731° West, latitude 19.2217° North, depth = 24 km.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 90 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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