A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Friday. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:13:26 / 8:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.184 West, latitude 18.8585 North, depth = 40 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018027000. Unique identifier: pr2018027000. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/01/18 / 2018-01-27 00:13:26 / January 27, 2018 @ 12:13 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luquillo, Fajardo, Tortola.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventeen 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km NNE of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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