A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:18:43 / 1:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48 km (30 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -65.3206 West, latitude 18.7374 North, depth = 48 km. Unique identifier: pr17081000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17081000. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/03/17 / 2017-03-22 05:18:43 / March 22, 2017 @ 5:18 am.
Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carolina, Punta Santiago, Santa Barbara (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 48 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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