A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -65.2673 West, latitude 18.8096 North, depth = 56 km. Event id: pr16266001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16266001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56 km (35 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/09/16 / 2016-09-22 04:03:16 / September 22, 2016 @ 4:03 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 00:03:16 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, San Isidro, Loíza (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourteen 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 56 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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