A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Corozal in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 32 km, -66.3536° West, 18.261° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 09:00:00 / August 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am. The 3.07-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:00:00 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2017231001. Event ids that are associated: pr2017231001.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lajas, San Germán, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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