A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.933 West, latitude 19.0971 North, depth = 10 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:38:11 / 5:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/08/17 / 2017-08-03 21:38:11 / August 3, 2017 @ 9:38 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017215002. Id of event: pr2017215002.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguadilla, Arecibo, Quebradillas. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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