A minor earthquake magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -65.303° West, 18.9291° North, depth 33 km. The 3.05-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:13:53 / 4:13 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 08:13:53 / August 14, 2017 @ 8:13 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017226003. Unique identifier: pr2017226003.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Charlotte Amalie, Luquillo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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