A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.642 West, latitude 17.8244 North, depth = 44 km. Event id: pr17107023. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17107023. The temblor was picked up at 02:00:10 / 2:00 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 06:00:10 / April 17, 2017 @ 6:00 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaynabo, Comerío, Aibonito. Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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