A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 127 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico (79 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:38:15 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -65.3912° West, 19.4955° North, depth 74 km. Event id: pr16023000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16023000. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 14:38:15 / January 23, 2016 @ 2:38 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 74 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days ninety-nine and in the last 365 days seven hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 127 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.
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