A minor earthquake magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020117020, us60009ctn. Unique identifier: pr2020117020. Exact location, longitude -65.2266° West, latitude 18.526° North, depth = 104 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:04:15 / 12:04 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/04/20 / 2020-04-26 16:04:15 / April 26, 2020 @ 4:04 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop). Close 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 cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juncos, Carolina, Las Piedras (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 14 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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