A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Id of earthquake: pr17077005. Event ids that are associated: pr17077005. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 23:12:58 / March 18, 2017 @ 11:12 pm. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:12:58 / 6:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.7894 West, latitude 18.1562 North, depth = 137 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 137 km (85 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, San Germán, Lajas. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 60 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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