A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017220006. Id of event: pr2017220006. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/08/17 / 2017-08-08 23:41:28 / August 8, 2017 @ 11:41 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -65.4618° West, 17.9651° North, depth 16 km. The temblor was reported at 19:41:28 / 7:41 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix, Cidra, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km S of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.
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