A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17084003. Id of event: pr17084003. The temblor was reported at 13:15:33 / 1:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.2291 West, latitude 18.7217 North, depth = 23 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 23 km (14 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/03/17 / 2017-03-25 17:15:33 / March 25, 2017 @ 5:15 pm.
The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Isidro, Naguabo, Loíza (min 5000 pop). Close 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).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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