A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 12:06:36 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2021017012. Event ids that are associated: pr2021017012. Global time and date of event 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 12:06:36 / January 17, 2021 @ 12:06 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.1906 West, latitude 18.9688 North, depth = 27 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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