A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -65.2465 West, latitude 18.6844 North, depth = 65 km. Event id: pr16012005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16012005. The temblor was picked up at 02:02:32 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 06:02:32 / January 12, 2016 @ 6:02 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Santiago, Santa Barbara, Canovanas. The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Close 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).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventy-four, in the past 30 days ninety-six and in the last 365 days six hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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