A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 00:07:27 / September 5, 2016 @ 12:07 am. Event id: us10006kkf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006kkf. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63.45 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 63.45 km, -65.2778° West, 18.9685° North. The temblor was picked up at 20:07:27 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra. Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 73 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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