A minor earthquake magnitude 3.31 (ml/mb) strikes 135 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico (84 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 50 km, -65.4743° West, 19.5991° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 01:32:36 / August 31, 2017 @ 1:32 am. Event id: pr2017243001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017243001. The 3.31-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:32:36 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50 km (31 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 135 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.
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