A minor earthquake magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2017143009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017143009. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 06:39:29 / May 23, 2017 @ 6:39 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -65.2741° West, 17.9483° North, depth 4 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:39:29 / 2:39 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patillas, San Lorenzo, Río Grande (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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