A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.72 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 175 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (109 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:40:34 / 3:40 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/17 / 2017-09-05 07:40:34 / September 5, 2017 @ 7:40 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017248004. Unique identifier: pr2017248004. Exact location, longitude -64.0931° West, latitude 19.9193° North, depth = 78 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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