A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 96 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (60 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:12:35 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 00:12:35 / April 14, 2017 @ 12:12 am. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -64.654° West, 19.2859° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17104003. Id of event: pr17104003.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days sixty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 96 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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