A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -65.3606 West, latitude 18.8688 North, depth = 72 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 72 km (45 miles). The 2.89-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:05:03 / 1:05 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019086018. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019086018. Global time and date of event 27/03/19 / 2019-03-27 17:05:03 / March 27, 2019 @ 5:05 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Isidro (c. 8 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Isidro, Charlotte Amalie, Ceiba.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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