A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 15/12/17 / 2017-12-15 01:42:04 / December 15, 2017 @ 1:42 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -65.3118 West, latitude 18.8403 North, depth = 55 km. The temblor was detected at 21:42:04 / 9:42 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2017349005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017349005. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 55 km (34 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Loíza, Río Grande, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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