A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -65.2111° West, 19.0111° North, depth 19 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 05:41:59 / August 28, 2017 @ 5:41 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017240006. Id of event: pr2017240006. The temblor was picked up at 01:41:59 / 1:41 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Culebra. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 78 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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