A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -65.2021° West, 18.8376° North, depth 19 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 12:48:33 / December 27, 2018 @ 12:48 pm. The temblor was reported at 08:48:33 / 8:48 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018361010. Unique identifier: pr2018361010.
Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). 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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Road Town, Luquillo.
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days five hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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