A minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 22:52:18 / 10:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/10/18 / 2018-10-10 02:52:18 / October 10, 2018 @ 2:52 am. Id of earthquake: pr2018283000. Event ids that are associated: pr2018283000. Exact location of event, depth 25 km, -65.2438° West, 18.8818° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25 km (16 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 65 km (40 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 Cruz Bay, Luquillo, Fajardo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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