A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Dorado in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42 km (26 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/04/17 / 2017-04-01 13:05:39 / April 1, 2017 @ 1:05 pm. The temblor was picked up at 09:05:39 / 9:05 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17091007. Event ids that are associated: pr17091007. Exact location, longitude -66.2115° West, latitude 18.8889° North, depth = 42 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Hatillo, Luquillo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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