A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/07/17 / 2017-07-20 13:19:20 / July 20, 2017 @ 1:19 pm. The temblor was picked up at 08:19:20 / 8:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.5251° West, latitude 18.9163° North, depth = 28 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017201004. Id of event: pr2017201004. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 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 Quebradillas, Moca, Rincón.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 65 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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