A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:33:34 / 4:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -65.2606° West, 18.8058° North, depth 30 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018273021. Id of event: pr2018273021. Global time and date of event 30/09/18 / 2018-09-30 20:33:34 / September 30, 2018 @ 8:33 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Loíza, Río Grande, Isabel Segunda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty, 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 was reported nearby.
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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: 55 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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