A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 83 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (52 miles). Event id: pr17105004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17105004. Exact location of earthquake, -64.5955° West, 19.172° North, depth 24 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 00:11:05 / April 15, 2017 @ 12:11 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). The temblor was reported at 20:11:05 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days seventy-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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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