A minor earthquake magnitude 3.65 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 22 km (14 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021017011. Id of event: pr2021017011. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 12:09:15 / January 17, 2021 @ 12:09 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 12:09:15 / 12:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.1905° West, latitude 18.9658° North, depth = 22 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 74 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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