A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 91 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (57 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -64.6218 West, latitude 19.2401 North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:23:24 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr17095007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17095007. Global time and date of event 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 22:23:24 / April 5, 2017 @ 10:23 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 91 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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