A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Pajaros in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 112 km (70 miles). The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:17:30 / 5:17 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr17023009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17023009. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/17 / 2017-01-23 21:17:30 / January 23, 2017 @ 9:17 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.2088 West, latitude 18.356 North, depth = 112 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quebradillas, Yauco, Guayanilla. The epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 1 km SSE of Pajaros, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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