A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was reported 81 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (50 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 62 km, -64.596° West, 19.1518° North. The temblor was picked up at 03:12:51 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/08/17 / 2017-08-22 07:12:51 / August 22, 2017 @ 7:12 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62 km (39 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017234017. Id of event: pr2017234017.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 81 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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