A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -67.5419° West, 18.5182° North, depth 17 km. Event id: pr17070012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17070012. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 18:59:28 / 6:59 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/03/17 / 2017-03-11 23:59:28 / March 11, 2017 @ 11:59 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Grande, Hatillo, Lares (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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