A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:21:01 / 1:21 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020115017. Unique identifier: pr2020115017. The epicenter was at a depth of 49 km (30 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.5171 West, latitude 18.9426 North, depth = 49 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/04/20 / 2020-04-24 17:21:01 / April 24, 2020 @ 5:21 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 68 km (43 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaynabo, Utuado, Naranjito.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eighteen 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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