A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 83 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (52 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -64.707° West, 19.1644° North, depth 45 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:45:42 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17105041. Event ids that are associated: pr17105041. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 08:45:42 / April 15, 2017 @ 8:45 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days eighty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 83 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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