A minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 23:25:15 / July 17, 2017 @ 11:25 pm. The 3.14-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:25:15 / 7:25 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2017198018. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017198018. Exact location, longitude -66.829° West, latitude 19.209° North, depth = 16 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16 km (10 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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