A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.515 West, latitude 18.8882 North, depth = 54 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr17062005. Event ids that are associated: pr17062005. Global time and date of event 03/03/17 / 2017-03-03 05:25:58 / March 3, 2017 @ 5:25 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 01:25:58 / 1:25 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lares, Jayuya, Orocovis (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 twelve, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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