A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Carrizales in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7455 West, latitude 18.6438 North, depth = 24 km. Event id: pr17001003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17001003. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). The temblor was detected at 02:28:59 / 2:28 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/01/17 / 2017-01-01 06:28:59 / January 1, 2017 @ 6:28 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guánica, Aibonito, Cabo Rojo.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km NNE of Carrizales, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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