A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. The 3.19-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:56:44 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 39 km (24 miles). Global time and date of event 22/01/18 / 2018-01-22 12:56:44 / January 22, 2018 @ 12:56 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.4616 West, latitude 19.1215 North, depth = 39 km. Id of earthquake: pr2018022001. Event ids that are associated: pr2018022001.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Levittown, Vega Alta. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-six 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. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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