A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 22:44:38 / April 14, 2017 @ 10:44 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 150 km (93 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr17104054. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17104054. The temblor was picked up at 17:44:38 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.876 West, latitude 18.1221 North, depth = 150 km.
Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguadilla, Añasco, Hormigueros (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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