A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.84 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 68 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 22:57:11 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 22:57:11 / January 12, 2021 @ 10:57 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.2973 West, latitude 18.6593 North, depth = 68 km. Unique identifier: pr2021012019. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d7w2, pr2021012019.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan, San Lorenzo, Gurabo.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 39 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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