A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 87 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (54 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50 km (31 miles). Global time and date of event 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 21:44:54 / February 25, 2017 @ 9:44 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:44:54 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17056035. Id of event: pr17056035. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6285 West, latitude 19.2082 North, depth = 50 km.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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