A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -67.6819 West, latitude 18.3143 North, depth = 15 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Id of earthquake: pr17074003. Event ids that are associated: pr17074003. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 05:57:13 / March 15, 2017 @ 5:57 am. The temblor was reported at 00:57:13 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maricao, Las Marías, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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