A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17056031. Unique identifier: pr17056031. Exact location of event, longitude -65.4889 West, latitude 18.773 North, depth = 74 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:40:30 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 14:40:30 / February 25, 2017 @ 2:40 pm.
Event epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Humacao, Gurabo, Las Piedras. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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