A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -65.2086° West, 18.9731° North, depth 14 km. Event id: pr2017240003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017240003. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:40:34 / 1:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 05:40:34 / August 28, 2017 @ 5:40 am.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Culebra (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-one 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. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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