A minor earthquake magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 3.03-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:58:32 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.489° West, latitude 19.1121° North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/06/17 / 2017-06-26 01:58:32 / June 26, 2017 @ 1:58 am. Id of earthquake: pr2017177000. Event ids that are associated: pr2017177000.
Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Baja, Hatillo, San Antonio (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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