A minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Naranjito in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/08/17 / 2017-08-15 07:09:18 / August 15, 2017 @ 7:09 am. Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -66.3003° West, 18.2683° North. Event id: pr2017227001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017227001. The temblor was detected at 03:09:18 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (19 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Las Marías, Sabana Grande.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 seven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km WSW of Naranjito, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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