A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17072001. Unique identifier: pr17072001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -67.4944° West, latitude 18.6025° North, depth = 5 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:11:23 / 10:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 02:11:23 / March 13, 2017 @ 2:11 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lajas, San Germán, Lares. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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: 38 km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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