A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 07:12:36 / February 20, 2017 @ 7:12 am. Id of earthquake: pr17051004. Event ids that are associated: pr17051004. Exact location of event, longitude -67.4186 West, latitude 18.2306 North, depth = 29 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 29 km (18 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:12:36 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Peñuelas, Utuado, Adjuntas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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