A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.48 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/05/19 / 2019-05-23 01:32:53 / May 23, 2019 @ 1:32 am. Unique identifier: pr2019143000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019143000. Exact location of event, depth 75 km, -65.267° West, 18.5911° North. The 3.48-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:32:53 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 75 km (47 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gurabo, Trujillo Alto, Juncos (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (48 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days four hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 32 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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