A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -67.3856 West, latitude 18.2533 North, depth = 84 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 84 km (52 miles). Global time and date of event 29/11/17 / 2017-11-29 22:22:52 / November 29, 2017 @ 10:22 pm UTC/GMT. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:22:52 / 6:22 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017333002. Unique identifier: pr2017333002.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arecibo, Peñuelas, Utuado (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 nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 16 km WSW of Stella, Puerto Rico.
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