A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7017° West, 18.9662° North, depth 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17089001. Unique identifier: pr17089001. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:39:08 / 12:39 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 04:39:08 / March 30, 2017 @ 4:39 am.
Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, Candelaria Arenas, Levittown (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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