A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Potala Pastillo in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 07:37:44 / April 3, 2018 @ 7:37 am. The 3.21-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:37:44 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18 km (11 miles). Event id: pr2018093004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018093004. Exact location, longitude -66.506° West, latitude 17.8656° North, depth = 18 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan, Humacao, Camuy. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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