A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/04/18 / 2018-04-11 23:12:31 / April 11, 2018 @ 11:12 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 82 km (51 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018101019. Unique identifier: pr2018101019. Exact location of earthquake, -65.3175° West, 18.6261° North, depth 82 km. The temblor was reported at 19:12:31 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trujillo Alto, Tortola, Juncos (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 35 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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