A minor earthquake magnitude 3.48 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 05:04:47 / August 28, 2017 @ 5:04 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 01:04:47 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017240002. Id of event: pr2017240002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -65.2108 West, latitude 18.9506 North, depth = 7 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Luquillo, Cruz Bay. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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