A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:07:37 / 10:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8878 West, latitude 18.9998 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/01/18 / 2018-01-02 02:07:37 / January 2, 2018 @ 2:07 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018002001. Unique identifier: pr2018002001.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Florida, Lares, Estancias de Florida. Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 57 km NNE of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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