A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Maricao in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location, longitude -66.9767° West, latitude 18.1821° North, depth = 13 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17030003. Unique identifier: pr17030003. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:00:18 / 7:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 23:00:18 / January 30, 2017 @ 11:00 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, Salinas, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
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 eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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