A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 80 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico (50 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.4093 West, latitude 19.0421 North, depth = 8 km. Event id: pr17061001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17061001. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 08:32:48 / March 2, 2017 @ 8:32 am. The temblor was reported at 04:32:48 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 80 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.
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