A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/07/17 / 2017-07-04 14:21:47 / July 4, 2017 @ 2:21 pm. The 3.14-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:21:47 / 10:21 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2017185004. Event ids that are associated: pr2017185004. Exact location, longitude -65.3556° West, latitude 18.9773° North, depth = 13 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fajardo, Luquillo, Culebra. The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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