A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.4113 West, latitude 18.8838 North, depth = 50 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:59:06 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17091009. Unique identifier: pr17091009. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 01/04/17 / 2017-04-01 15:59:06 / April 1, 2017 @ 3:59 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carolina, Charlotte Amalie, Canovanas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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