A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 21:16:56 / March 29, 2017 @ 9:16 pm. Event id: pr17088007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17088007. The temblor was detected at 17:16:56 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.7441° West, 18.6128° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cidra, Aguas Buenas, Puerto Real.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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