A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 116 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (72 miles). The 3.18-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:45:44 / 12:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 41 km, -64.7395° West, 19.4606° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017169009. Id of event: pr2017169009. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/06/17 / 2017-06-18 16:45:44 / June 18, 2017 @ 4:45 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 116 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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