A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, Virgin Islands region (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 21:05:23 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17099015. Event ids that are associated: pr17099015. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/04/17 / 2017-04-09 21:05:23 / April 9, 2017 @ 9:05 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -64.8567° West, 19.2035° North, depth 24 km.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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