A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017208008. Id of event: pr2017208008. Exact location of event, depth 94 km, -65.207° West, 18.5513° North. The temblor was picked up at 16:29:49 / 4:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/07/17 / 2017-07-27 20:29:49 / July 27, 2017 @ 8:29 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 94 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Barbara, Canovanas, San Isidro (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km NNE of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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