A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 85 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (53 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/09/17 / 2017-09-15 19:58:21 / September 15, 2017 @ 7:58 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The 3.43-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:58:21 / 3:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.6295° West, 19.1915° North, depth 40 km. Id of earthquake: pr2017258005. Event ids that are associated: pr2017258005.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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