A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.44 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 168 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (104 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 15:32:18 / August 27, 2017 @ 3:32 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017239012. Unique identifier: pr2017239012. The temblor was picked up at 11:32:18 / 11:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.478 West, latitude 19.932 North, depth = 24 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 168 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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