A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 04:26:26 / 4:26 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 77 km (48 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.6522° West, 18.552° North, depth 77 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/04/17 / 2017-04-11 08:26:26 / April 11, 2017 @ 8:26 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr17101007. Event ids that are associated: pr17101007.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Real, Carolina, Salinas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 11 km NE of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
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