A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 01:24:56 / February 10, 2017 @ 1:24 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:24:56 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.4507 West, latitude 19.1098 North, depth = 48 km. Unique identifier: pr17041001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17041001.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Baja, Arecibo, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 71 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico.
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