A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -65.8797 West, latitude 17.929 North, depth = 8 km. Unique identifier: pr17031000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17031000. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/17 / 2017-01-31 04:37:48 / January 31, 2017 @ 4:37 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:37:48 / 12:37 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Ponce, Ciales.
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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