A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:46:46 / 1:46 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 km (27 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16248014. Event ids that are associated: pr16248014. Exact location, longitude -65.3947° West, latitude 18.9185° North, depth = 44 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 05:46:46 / September 4, 2016 @ 5:46 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Grande, Loíza, Fajardo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Loíza (c. 4 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 68 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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