A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 14:07:41 / December 21, 2019 @ 2:07 pm. The temblor was detected at 10:07:41 / 10:07 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34 km (21 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019355025. Id of event: pr2019355025. Exact location of earthquake, -65.234° West, 18.7486° North, depth 34 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Loíza, Río Grande, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 49 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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