A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Friday. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:15:23 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/04/17 / 2017-04-07 06:15:23 / April 7, 2017 @ 6:15 am. Unique identifier: pr17097002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17097002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -67.5122° West, latitude 18.9335° North, depth = 9 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Moca, Rincón. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 65 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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