A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.08 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 07:03:40 / August 5, 2017 @ 7:03 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2017217004. Event ids that are associated: pr2017217004. The temblor was detected at 03:03:40 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.2185° West, 18.9158° North, depth 15 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Lares (c. 7 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lares, Las Marías, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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 nine, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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