A minor earthquake magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) strikes 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Rio Canas Abajo in Puerto Rico on Friday. The temblor was reported at 01:02:03 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.4616° West, latitude 18.0413° North, depth = 16 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/08/17 / 2017-08-04 05:02:03 / August 4, 2017 @ 5:02 am. Id of earthquake: pr2017216000. Event ids that are associated: pr2017216000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Puerto Real, Punta Santiago (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 60 km (38 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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