A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr17091011. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17091011. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/04/17 / 2017-04-01 16:13:41 / April 1, 2017 @ 4:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88 km (55 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:13:41 / 12:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 88 km, -65.1709° West, 18.5881° North.
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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Canovanas, San Isidro, Punta Santiago. Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifteen 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.
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