A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 21:27:39 / 9:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 01:27:39 / September 5, 2016 @ 1:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -65.3197 West, latitude 18.8582 North, depth = 86.96 km. Unique identifier: us10006kkb. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006kkb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.96 km (54 miles).
The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 300 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/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Loíza, Río Grande, Ceiba (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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