A minor earthquake magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 16/12/17 / 2017-12-16 10:45:05 / December 16, 2017 @ 10:45 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 90 km (56 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:45:05 / 6:45 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2017350004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017350004. Exact location of event, depth 90 km, -66.4523° West, 18.5666° North.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guánica, Humacao, Luquillo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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