A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17038003. Unique identifier: pr17038003. Exact location of event, depth 111 km, -67.8544° West, 18.0375° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 111 km (69 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/17 / 2017-02-07 16:19:20 / February 7, 2017 @ 4:19 pm. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:19:20 / 11:19 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Añasco, Aguada, Mayagüez (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 70 km W of Puerto Real, Puerto Rico.
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