A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Loiza in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 75 km (47 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17033002. Unique identifier: pr17033002. Exact location of event, longitude -65.954 West, latitude 18.607 North, depth = 75 km. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:48:16 / 11:48 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 15:48:16 / February 2, 2017 @ 3:48 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 22 km (14 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juana Díaz, Arecibo, Jayuya (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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