A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:27:49 / 9:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.609° West, latitude 18.6082° North, depth = 11 km. Unique identifier: pr17072002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17072002. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 02:27:49 / March 13, 2017 @ 2:27 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Marías, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Real (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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