A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 89 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (55 miles) on Friday. The temblor was reported at 20:52:54 / 8:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17105008. Id of event: pr17105008. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 00:52:54 / April 15, 2017 @ 12:52 am. Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -64.5875° West, 19.2206° North.
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 eighteen, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days seventy-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 89 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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