A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Luyando in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 132 km (82 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.1238 West, latitude 18.349 North, depth = 132 km. Event id: pr17056010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17056010. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 04:46:25 / February 25, 2017 @ 4:46 am. The temblor was reported at 00:46:25 / 12:46 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Orocovis, Vega Baja, Morovis (min 5000 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 five, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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