A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:01:11 / 2:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50 km (31 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 18:01:11 / January 4, 2016 @ 6:01 pm. Event id: pr16004006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16004006. Exact location of event, longitude -65.2171 West, latitude 18.8561 North, depth = 50 km.
The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luquillo, Fajardo, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-seven 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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