A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 10:49:37 / 10:49 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16117004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16117004. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 14:49:37 / April 26, 2016 @ 2:49 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.3195 West, latitude 18.589 North, depth = 70 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gurabo, Tortola, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 31 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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