A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 06:47:26 / 6:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 10:47:26 / March 1, 2017 @ 10:47 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Event id: pr17060004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17060004. Exact location, longitude -65.2427° West, latitude 18.9669° North, depth = 33 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Culebra (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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