A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 133 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico (83 miles) on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr2017168012. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017168012. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 20:18:49 / June 17, 2017 @ 8:18 pm. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:18:49 / 4:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.2673 West, latitude 19.5126 North, depth = 30 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 133 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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