A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017200005. Unique identifier: pr2017200005. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 13:27:51 / 1:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/07/17 / 2017-07-19 13:27:51 / July 19, 2017 @ 1:27 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8445 West, latitude 19.0828 North, depth = 48 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguadilla, Barceloneta, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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