A minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 13:07:44 / May 16, 2019 @ 1:07 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 09:07:44 / 9:07 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59 km (37 miles). Exact location, longitude -65.378° West, latitude 18.9946° North, depth = 59 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019136010. Unique identifier: pr2019136010.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Luquillo, Culebra (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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