A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 17:05:24 / 5:05 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -65.199° West, latitude 18.8846° North, depth = 38 km. Event id: pr2019061015. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019061015. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/03/19 / 2019-03-02 21:05:24 / March 2, 2019 @ 9:05 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). Nearby 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 Tortola, Road Town, Luquillo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 65 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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