A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:31:32 / 2:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.556 West, latitude 19.0893 North, depth = 22 km. Global time and date of event 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 06:31:32 / January 28, 2017 @ 6:31 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17028000. Unique identifier: pr17028000. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Estancias de Florida, Ingenio, Quebradillas.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 69 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico.
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