A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/09/17 / 2017-09-13 02:17:52 / September 13, 2017 @ 2:17 am. Exact location of event, depth 21 km, -66.5123° West, 19.091° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017256000. Id of event: pr2017256000. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:17:52 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Campanilla, Levittown, Ingenio. 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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