A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr16019009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16019009. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 15:37:50 / January 19, 2016 @ 3:37 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:37:50 / 11:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.2675 West, latitude 18.8665 North, depth = 27 km.
Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Cruz Bay, Fajardo. 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 twenty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and in the last 365 days six hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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