A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 80 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (50 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16365003. Event ids that are associated: pr16365003. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.668 West, latitude 19.1385 North, depth = 24 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 30/12/16 / 2016-12-30 09:11:03 / December 30, 2016 @ 9:11 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 05:11:03 / 5:11 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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