A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.22 West, latitude 18.9773 North, depth = 31 km. Event id: pr16259000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16259000. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/09/16 / 2016-09-15 05:12:34 / September 15, 2016 @ 5:12 am. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:12:34 / 1:12 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31 km (19 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Culebra (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days five hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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