A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -65.1965 West, latitude 18.9126 North, depth = 27 km. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:34:43 / 1:34 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021017015. Unique identifier: pr2021017015. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 13:34:43 / January 17, 2021 @ 1:34 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Culebra (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 68 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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