A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.63 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 02:38:13 / July 17, 2017 @ 2:38 am. The 3.63-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:38:13 / 10:38 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017198000. Id of event: pr2017198000. Exact location, longitude -66.7815° West, latitude 19.0923° North, depth = 38 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moca, Ceiba, Florida.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 67 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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