A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Lamboglia in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr17057006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17057006. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/17 / 2017-02-26 20:56:56 / February 26, 2017 @ 8:56 pm. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:56:56 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -65.9493° West, 17.8222° North.
Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dorado, Vega Alta, Toa Baja. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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