A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 17:42:09 / 5:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 17:42:09 / January 17, 2021 @ 5:42 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2021017020. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021017020. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles). Exact location, longitude -65.343° West, latitude 18.9211° North, depth = 16 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Río Grande, Loíza (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 68 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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