A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 79 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (49 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.7985° West, 19.1178° North, depth 40 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:44:37 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/07/17 / 2017-07-15 06:44:37 / July 15, 2017 @ 6:44 am. Id of earthquake: pr2017196002. Event ids that are associated: pr2017196002.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 79 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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