A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/19 / 2019-01-08 04:15:53 / January 8, 2019 @ 4:15 am. Id of earthquake: pr2019008004. Event ids that are associated: pr2019008004. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 44 km, -65.344° West, 18.9431° North. The 3.23-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:15:53 / 12:15 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Loíza (c. 4 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Loíza, Charlotte Amalie, Fajardo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days five hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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