A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Loiza in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr17028005. Event ids that are associated: pr17028005. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 17:06:49 / January 28, 2017 @ 5:06 pm. Exact location of event, depth 27 km, -65.7925° West, 18.9083° North. The temblor was picked up at 13:06:49 / 1:06 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juncos, Toa Alta, Gurabo.
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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