A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/17 / 2017-04-01 00:35:48 / April 1, 2017 @ 12:35 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17091001. Unique identifier: pr17091001. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -67.4135° West, latitude 18.3015° North, depth = 89 km. The temblor was detected at 20:35:48 / 8:35 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Peñuelas, Arecibo, Utuado. Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 five, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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