A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location, longitude -67.6067° West, latitude 18.0809° North, depth = 100 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15198033. Id of event: pr15198033. The temblor was picked up at 14:56:12 / 2:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/07/15 / 2015-07-17 19:56:12 / July 17, 2015 @ 7:56 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Guánica, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-five 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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