A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -65.2091° West, latitude 18.9863° North, depth = 34 km. The 2.93-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:26:34 / 1:26 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 05:26:34 / August 28, 2017 @ 5:26 am. Id of earthquake: pr2017240011. Event ids that are associated: pr2017240011.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Culebra.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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