A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico on Friday. Event id: pr17055004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17055004. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:44:33 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 14:44:33 / February 24, 2017 @ 2:44 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.0185 West, latitude 18.9615 North, depth = 27 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gurabo, Manatí, Naranjito. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 55 km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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