A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17031002. Id of event: pr17031002. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -67.31° West, 18.9759° North, depth 79 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:35:15 / 4:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/01/17 / 2017-01-31 08:35:15 / January 31, 2017 @ 8:35 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Añasco, San Sebastián, Hatillo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 58 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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