A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 55 km, -66.5084° West, 19.0163° North. The temblor was detected at 01:18:58 / 1:18 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/17 / 2017-02-03 05:18:58 / February 3, 2017 @ 5:18 am. Event id: pr17034001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17034001. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 55 km (34 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cataño, Ciales, Quebradillas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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