A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/06/19 / 2019-06-18 17:22:45 / June 18, 2019 @ 5:22 pm. The temblor was detected at 13:22:45 / 1:22 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019169010. Unique identifier: pr2019169010. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.202 West, latitude 18.8345 North, depth = 52 km.
Close 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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Road Town, Luquillo. Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 59 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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