A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.25 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -67.47° West, 18.5835° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/09/17 / 2017-09-25 17:42:35 / September 25, 2017 @ 5:42 pm. The 3.25-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:42:35 / 1:42 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017268000. Id of event: pr2017268000.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arecibo, Sabana Grande, Lajas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 35 km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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