A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.08 (ml/mb) was reported 86 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico (53 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -67.1165 West, latitude 19.2795 North, depth = 26 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/18 / 2018-01-17 03:02:14 / January 17, 2018 @ 3:02 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018017000. Id of event: pr2018017000. The temblor was detected at 23:02:14 / 11:02 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 26 km (16 miles).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 86 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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