A minor earthquake magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2018137004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018137004. The epicenter was at a depth of 31 km (19 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -65.1981 West, latitude 18.8205 North, depth = 31 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/18 / 2018-05-17 12:34:52 / May 17, 2018 @ 12:34 pm. The temblor was picked up at 08:34:52 / 8:34 am (local time epicenter).
Close 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabel Segunda, Ceiba, Tortola. The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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