A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Monday. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:28:42 / 2:28 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr17051007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17051007, us20008l0h. Exact location, longitude -67.5538° West, latitude 18.1366° North, depth = 136 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 136 km (85 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 19:28:42 / February 20, 2017 @ 7:28 pm.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yauco, Quebradillas, Lares. Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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