A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 96 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (60 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 02:53:55 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42 km (26 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17110002. Unique identifier: pr17110002. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.5381 West, latitude 19.288 North, depth = 42 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 06:53:55 / April 20, 2017 @ 6:53 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and four and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 96 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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