A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 86 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (53 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17106048. Id of event: pr17106048. Exact location of event, longitude -64.7496 West, latitude 19.1891 North, depth = 24 km. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:47:23 / 9:47 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 13:47:23 / April 16, 2017 @ 1:47 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days ninety-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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: 86 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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