A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:14:30 / 9:14 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 13:14:30 / May 16, 2019 @ 1:14 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2019136013. Event ids that are associated: pr2019136013. Exact location of event, depth 54 km, -65.367° West, 19.0016° North.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 77 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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