A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 121 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (75 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:50:54 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 73 km, -64.3649° West, 19.4864° North. Global time and date of event 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 01:50:54 / April 15, 2017 @ 1:50 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17105009. Unique identifier: pr17105009.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days sixty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 121 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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