A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/05/18 / 2018-05-22 19:25:40 / May 22, 2018 @ 7:25 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:25:40 / 3:25 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018142014. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018142014. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 25 km, -65.2496° West, 18.2448° North.
The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gurabo, Carolina, San Lorenzo (min 5000 pop). Close 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).
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 two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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