A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92 km (57 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017116002. Id of event: pr2017116002. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/04/17 / 2017-04-26 02:19:56 / April 26, 2017 @ 2:19 am. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:19:56 / 9:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 92 km, -67.6296° West, 18.4705° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lajas, Maricao, San Germán (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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