A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 87 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (54 miles). Event id: pr17106002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17106002. The temblor was detected at 22:40:18 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -64.7137° West, 19.2026° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Global time and date of event 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 02:40:18 / April 16, 2017 @ 2:40 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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