A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 96 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (60 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 09:08:10 / April 15, 2017 @ 9:08 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -64.7249° West, latitude 19.284° North, depth = 24 km. Event id: pr17105044. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17105044. The temblor was picked up at 05:08:10 / 5:08 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days eighty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 96 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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