A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 18:21:19 / 6:21 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -65.2546 West, latitude 18.654 North, depth = 65 km. Global time and date of event 22/09/18 / 2018-09-22 22:21:19 / September 22, 2018 @ 10:21 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2018265011. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018265011.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop). 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 Carolina, Santa Barbara, Punta Santiago.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 39 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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