A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -65.2261° West, 18.8495° North, depth 71 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:58:14 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2019086019. Event ids that are associated: pr2019086019. Global time and date of event 27/03/19 / 2019-03-27 20:58:14 / March 27, 2019 @ 8:58 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Fajardo, Cruz Bay. Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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