A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 129 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico (80 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:40:55 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.4056 West, latitude 19.5233 North, depth = 70 km. Global time and date of event 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 13:40:55 / April 29, 2016 @ 1:40 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr16120004. Event ids that are associated: pr16120004.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 129 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.
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