A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 04:59:34 / March 30, 2017 @ 4:59 am. Id of earthquake: pr17089002. Event ids that are associated: pr17089002. The temblor was detected at 00:59:34 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 65 km, -65.1737° West, 18.6371° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65 km (40 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Canovanas, Punta Santiago, San Isidro (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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