A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/10/18 / 2018-10-21 05:08:20 / October 21, 2018 @ 5:08 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.3283 West, latitude 18.9326 North, depth = 14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:08:20 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018294002. Id of event: pr2018294002.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Río Grande, Loíza (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 69 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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