A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 07:50:53 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -65.2695 West, latitude 18.8488 North, depth = 31 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 11:50:53 / March 9, 2017 @ 11:50 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17068004. Unique identifier: pr17068004.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Ceiba, Luquillo. Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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