A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 02:04:25 / November 19, 2017 @ 2:04 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.4975 West, latitude 18.8296 North, depth = 32 km. Id of earthquake: pr2017323000. Event ids that are associated: pr2017323000. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:04:25 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cataño, Punta Santiago, Isabel Segunda (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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