A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 06:08:17 / 6:08 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17054000. Unique identifier: pr17054000. Global time and date of event 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 10:08:17 / February 23, 2017 @ 10:08 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -65.6159° West, 18.8614° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles).
The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria Arenas, Las Piedras, Ingenio (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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