A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 05:19:50 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 79 km, -65.2501° West, 18.6858° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/08/17 / 2017-08-23 09:19:50 / August 23, 2017 @ 9:19 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017235004. Unique identifier: pr2017235004. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79 km (49 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Canovanas, San Isidro, Naguabo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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