A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 53 km (33 miles). Exact location of event, depth 53 km, -66.6977° West, 19.0851° North. The temblor was detected at 01:44:07 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17039002. Id of event: pr17039002. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 05:44:07 / February 8, 2017 @ 5:44 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Manatí, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 67 km NNE of Hatillo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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