A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 09/02/17 / 2017-02-09 06:47:20 / February 9, 2017 @ 6:47 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17040000. Unique identifier: pr17040000. The temblor was detected at 02:47:20 / 2:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -67.4079° West, 18.1623° North, depth 24 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Utuado, Peñuelas, Adjuntas (min 5000 pop).
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 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km SW of Stella, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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