A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.678 West, latitude 19.0195 North, depth = 74 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 11:32:47 / April 14, 2017 @ 11:32 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17104042. Id of event: pr17104042. The temblor was picked up at 07:32:47 / 7:32 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cataño, Fajardo, Carolina (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 67 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.
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