A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) strikes 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59 km (37 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:30:59 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/05/17 / 2017-05-31 21:30:59 / May 31, 2017 @ 9:30 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2017151008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017151008. Exact location of earthquake, -65.3686° West, 18.986° North, depth 59 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Culebra (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 75 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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