A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from El Negro in Puerto Rico. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:41:31 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 12:41:31 / August 5, 2017 @ 12:41 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Event id: pr2017217003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017217003. Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -65.6765° West, 17.9171° North.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, Levittown, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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