A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45 km (28 miles). Id of earthquake: pr17039004. Event ids that are associated: pr17039004. The temblor was detected at 10:30:36 / 10:30 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 14:30:36 / February 8, 2017 @ 2:30 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.6853 West, latitude 19.1082 North, depth = 45 km.
Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Manatí, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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