A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Event id: us7000cnsf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cnsf. Exact location, longitude -65.2059° West, latitude 18.8362° North, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 07/12/20 / 2020-12-07 07:07:24 / December 7, 2020 @ 7:07 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:07:24 / 7:07 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake 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), 80 km (50 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby 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/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabel Segunda, Ceiba, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 59 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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