A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr17071007. Event ids that are associated: pr17071007. Exact location of earthquake, -67.647° West, 18.399° North, depth 17 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 03:24:12 / March 12, 2017 @ 3:24 am. The temblor was reported at 22:24:12 / 10:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Maricao, Lajas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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