A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -65.206 West, latitude 18.8701 North, depth = 24 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2018273022. Event ids that are associated: pr2018273022. The temblor was reported at 16:51:08 / 4:51 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/09/18 / 2018-09-30 20:51:08 / September 30, 2018 @ 8:51 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Road Town, Luquillo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 63 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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