A minor earthquake magnitude 3.08 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.853 West, latitude 18.986 North, depth = 25 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/10/17 / 2017-10-01 19:39:03 / October 1, 2017 @ 7:39 pm. Unique identifier: pr2017274003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017274003. The temblor was detected at 15:39:03 / 3:39 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Lares, Aguada. The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 55 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
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