A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 15:01:39 / 3:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -65.348° West, 18.9241° North, depth 36 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/09/18 / 2018-09-30 19:01:39 / September 30, 2018 @ 7:01 pm. Event id: pr2018273012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018273012. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Loíza (c. 4 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Loíza, Charlotte Amalie, Fajardo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 68 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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