A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Event id: pr2017242001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017242001. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.863 West, latitude 18.235 North, depth = 117 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:08:17 / 5:08 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/08/17 / 2017-08-30 10:08:17 / August 30, 2017 @ 10:08 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 117 km (73 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hormigueros, Aguadilla, Cabo Rojo. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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