A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 81 km (50 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.1555 West, latitude 18.5055 North, depth = 81 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 02:00:49 / March 6, 2017 @ 2:00 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 22:00:49 / 10:00 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17065001. Id of event: pr17065001.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Peñuelas, Ponce, Camuy. Earthquake epicenter was 7 km (4 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km NW of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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