A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -65.2659 West, latitude 18.7516 North, depth = 66 km. The temblor was detected at 06:19:18 / 6:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/16 / 2016-02-25 10:19:18 / February 25, 2016 @ 10:19 am. Id of earthquake: pr16056005. Event ids that are associated: pr16056005.
Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, San Isidro, Loíza (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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