A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -65.2366° West, 18.899° North, depth 48 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 14:16:02 / April 21, 2017 @ 2:16 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48 km (30 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17111004. Unique identifier: pr17111004. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:16:02 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Luquillo, Fajardo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 66 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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