A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 14:56:31 / 2:56 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.65 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 18:56:31 / October 30, 2015 @ 6:56 pm. Exact location of event, depth 33.65 km, -65.2353° West, 18.9205° North. Id of earthquake: us2000410s. Event ids that are associated: us2000410s.
The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Culebra (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 68 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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