A minor earthquake magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 21:36:12 / 9:36 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 01:36:12 / August 18, 2017 @ 1:36 am. Exact location, longitude -66.7938° West, latitude 18.9745° North, depth = 54 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 54 km (34 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017230001. Id of event: pr2017230001.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciales, Aguada, San Antonio (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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