A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr17096005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17096005. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8093 West, latitude 19.0121 North, depth = 19 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:58:09 / 2:58 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/04/17 / 2017-04-06 18:58:09 / April 6, 2017 @ 6:58 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lares, Ceiba, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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