A minor earthquake magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 53 km, -66.5945° West, 18.984° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53 km (33 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 06:45:15 / August 18, 2017 @ 6:45 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017230005. Unique identifier: pr2017230005. The 3.13-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:45:15 / 2:45 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Pájaros, Cataño. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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