A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.646 West, latitude 18.4624 North, depth = 19 km. The temblor was reported at 22:02:05 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 03:02:05 / March 12, 2017 @ 3:02 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr17071003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17071003. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lajas, Maricao, San Germán. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 65 km (41 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 five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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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