A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 53 km, -65.9459° West, 18.826° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/03/17 / 2017-03-22 22:11:41 / March 22, 2017 @ 10:11 pm. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:11:41 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53 km (33 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17081005. Unique identifier: pr17081005.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 43 km (27 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciales, Punta Santiago, Humacao (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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