A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 124 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (77 miles). Global time and date of event 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 05:38:10 / February 16, 2017 @ 5:38 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:38:10 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr17047003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17047003. Exact location of event, depth 50 km, -64.846° West, 19.5195° North.
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 five, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 124 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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