A minor earthquake magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 20:02:49 / July 21, 2017 @ 8:02 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2017202002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017202002. Exact location, longitude -67.8473° West, latitude 18.1486° North, depth = 71 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 71 km (44 miles). The 3.13-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:02:49 / 3:02 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguadilla, Añasco, Hormigueros (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 66 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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