A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -65.2345° West, latitude 18.989° North, depth = 25 km. The temblor was detected at 13:12:43 / 1:12 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2021017017. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021017017. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 13:12:43 / January 17, 2021 @ 1:12 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Culebra. Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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