A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 03:11:28 / March 12, 2017 @ 3:11 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -67.5662° West, 18.361° North. The temblor was picked up at 22:11:28 / 10:11 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17071005. Unique identifier: pr17071005.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Camuy, Lares, Sabana Grande. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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