A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 20:55:28 / March 12, 2017 @ 8:55 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:55:28 / 3:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.583 West, latitude 18.517 North, depth = 21 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17071015. Id of event: pr17071015.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Grande, Hatillo, Lares (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 40 km WNW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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