A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). Exact location, longitude -67.5016° West, latitude 18.6046° North, depth = 4 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17072000. Unique identifier: pr17072000. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 01:05:49 / March 13, 2017 @ 1:05 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:05:49 / 8:05 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lajas, San Germán, Lares (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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