A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -65.2713° West, 18.8122° North, depth 63 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15286004. Id of event: pr15286004. The temblor was reported at 11:14:36 / 11:14 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/10/15 / 2015-10-13 15:14:36 / October 13, 2015 @ 3:14 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 63 km (39 miles).
Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Loíza, Río Grande, Isabel Segunda (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 56 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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