A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3 km (2 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:40:42 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr17002000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17002000. Exact location of earthquake, -65.6039° West, 17.8715° North, depth 3 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/01/17 / 2017-01-02 10:40:42 / January 2, 2017 @ 10:40 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Aibonito, Guaynabo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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