A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.8866 West, latitude 18.066 North, depth = 112 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 14:36:28 / September 12, 2017 @ 2:36 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017255006. Unique identifier: pr2017255006. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 09:36:28 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mayagüez, Punta Cana, Cabo Rojo (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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