A minor earthquake magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Dorado in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/07/17 / 2017-07-27 06:05:05 / July 27, 2017 @ 6:05 am. The 3.37-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:05:05 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2017208002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017208002. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.2453 West, latitude 18.7228 North, depth = 57 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57 km (35 miles).
The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lares, Punta Santiago, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 29 km N of Dorado, Puerto Rico.
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