A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 90 km NNE of San Juan, Puerto Rico (56 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017142009. Id of event: pr2017142009. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:15:55 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 116 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -65.8436° West, 19.245° North, depth 116 km. Global time and date of event 22/05/17 / 2017-05-22 11:15:55 / May 22, 2017 @ 11:15 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventeen 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 90 km NNE of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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