A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 13:26:50 / January 17, 2021 @ 1:26 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2021017016. Event ids that are associated: pr2021017016. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:26:50 / 1:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.2913 West, latitude 18.9448 North, depth = 24 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Luquillo, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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