A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17030002. Id of event: pr17030002. Exact location, longitude -65.879° West, latitude 17.9085° North, depth = 8 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 22:11:15 / January 30, 2017 @ 10:11 pm. The temblor was picked up at 18:11:15 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ponce, Ciales, Ceiba.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-six 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.
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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. 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: 10 km S of Emajagua, Puerto Rico.
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