A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2017175005. Event ids that are associated: pr2017175005. Exact location of earthquake, -66.491° West, 19.0898° North, depth 44 km. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:31:37 / 8:31 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/06/17 / 2017-06-24 12:31:37 / June 24, 2017 @ 12:31 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan, Candelaria Arenas, Campanilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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