A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr15294000. Event ids that are associated: pr15294000. The epicenter was at a depth of 58 km (36 miles). Global time and date of event 21/10/15 / 2015-10-21 12:25:09 / October 21, 2015 @ 12:25 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.3444 West, latitude 18.9358 North, depth = 58 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:25:09 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Río Grande, Loíza (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 70 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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