A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 87 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (54 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.86 West, latitude 19.1716 North, depth = 40 km. The temblor was reported at 18:01:39 / 6:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 22:01:39 / April 15, 2017 @ 10:01 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr17105061. Event ids that are associated: pr17105061. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40 km (25 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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: 87 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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