A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 04:04:24 / October 17, 2019 @ 4:04 am. Unique identifier: pr2019290003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019290003. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:04:24 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -67.181° West, 19.1335° North, depth 13 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguadilla, Quebradillas, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days six hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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