A minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 11:57:39 / 11:57 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2019054006. Event ids that are associated: pr2019054006. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.2241 West, latitude 18.7281 North, depth = 60 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/19 / 2019-02-23 15:57:39 / February 23, 2019 @ 3:57 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Loíza, Río Grande (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (39 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 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).
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 twenty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 47 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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