A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr17039000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17039000. Exact location of earthquake, -66.6987° West, 19.1005° North, depth 47 km. Global time and date of event 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 02:49:08 / February 8, 2017 @ 2:49 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 22:49:08 / 10:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Baja, Manatí.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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