A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Loiza in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 04:38:19 / August 2, 2017 @ 4:38 am. The temblor was picked up at 00:38:19 / 12:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -65.9401 West, latitude 18.6433 North, depth = 65 km. Event id: pr2017214001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017214001.
Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coco, Culebra, Coamo. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km NNW of Loiza, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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