A minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Pajaros in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 07:21:27 / 7:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.2325 West, latitude 18.3626 North, depth = 63 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/17 / 2017-12-16 11:21:27 / December 16, 2017 @ 11:21 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 63 km (39 miles). Unique identifier: pr2017350005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017350005.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Quebradillas, Yauco (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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