A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 01/10/18 / 2018-10-01 07:56:33 / October 1, 2018 @ 7:56 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -65.192° West, 18.8498° North, depth 17 km. Event id: pr2018274007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018274007. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:56:33 / 3:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 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), 77 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola, Luquillo, Road Town. 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-two 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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