A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 86 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (53 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -64.7437° West, latitude 19.1879° North, depth = 37 km. The temblor was reported at 02:11:39 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr17105032. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17105032. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 06:11:39 / April 15, 2017 @ 6:11 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days eighty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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: 86 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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