A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 79 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (49 miles). Exact location of event, depth 37 km, -64.7375° West, 19.1273° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 37 km (23 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 15:34:11 / April 20, 2017 @ 3:34 pm. The temblor was picked up at 11:34:11 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17110006. Unique identifier: pr17110006.
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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