A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5598 West, latitude 17.6305 North, depth = 44 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:12:29 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2017219006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017219006. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 09:12:29 / August 7, 2017 @ 9:12 am.
Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guánica (c. 9 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guánica, Mayagüez, San Germán (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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 55 km SW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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