A minor earthquake magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/03/19 / 2019-03-27 15:34:17 / March 27, 2019 @ 3:34 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.15-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:34:17 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 136 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2019086015. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019086015. Exact location of event, depth 136 km, -65.1826° West, 18.3028° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint Croix, Yabucoa, Juncos.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. 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: 12 km E of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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