A minor earthquake magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. The 3.39-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:44:37 / 2:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.4905° West, latitude 19.0855° North, depth = 36 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/06/17 / 2017-06-24 18:44:37 / June 24, 2017 @ 6:44 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36 km (22 miles). Event id: pr2017175013. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017175013.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cataño, Toa Alta, Candelaria (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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