A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr17039003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17039003. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:36:26 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.359 West, latitude 18.1352 North, depth = 56 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 08:36:26 / February 8, 2017 @ 8:36 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Utuado, Hatillo, Peñuelas. Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 19 km WNW of Puerto Real, Puerto Rico.
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