A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:43:13 / 1:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 05:43:13 / July 17, 2017 @ 5:43 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017198010. Unique identifier: pr2017198010. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.852 West, latitude 19.126 North, depth = 33 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arecibo, Quebradillas, Isabela. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Camuy (c. 4 200 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
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