A minor earthquake magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 12:22:57 / August 19, 2017 @ 12:22 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -67.3935° West, latitude 18.5555° North, depth = 24 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017231004. Unique identifier: pr2017231004. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.03-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:22:57 / 8:22 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arecibo, Sabana Grande, Lajas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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