A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/03/17 / 2017-03-10 23:49:42 / March 10, 2017 @ 11:49 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 18:49:42 / 6:49 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17069008. Unique identifier: pr17069008. Exact location of event, longitude -67.6256 West, latitude 18.4936 North, depth = 21 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lajas, San Germán, Maricao (min 5000 pop).
Every 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 43 km WNW of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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