A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Las Marias in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -67.0315° West, latitude 18.226° North, depth = 24 km. The temblor was detected at 04:19:10 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2017188002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017188002. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/07/17 / 2017-07-07 08:19:10 / July 7, 2017 @ 8:19 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 24 km (15 miles).
The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Vega Alta, Corozal (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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