A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location, longitude -67.2421° West, latitude 17.5435° North, depth = 6 km. Global time and date of event 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 16:12:10 / August 12, 2017 @ 4:12 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:12:10 / 4:12 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2017224006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017224006.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Marías, Añasco, Peñuelas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Guánica (c. 9 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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