A minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico. The 3.09-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:47:47 / 10:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.464° West, 18.669° North, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/12/17 / 2017-12-20 02:47:47 / December 20, 2017 @ 2:47 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017354004. Unique identifier: pr2017354004. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Germán, Lares, Maricao (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 42 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
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