A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 70 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:02:00 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16108000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16108000. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 00:02:00 / April 17, 2016 @ 12:02 am. Exact location of earthquake, -65.185° West, 18.6231° North, depth 70 km.
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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Canovanas, San Isidro, Punta Santiago. Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days six hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 37 km NNE of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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