A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17045007. Id of event: pr17045007. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.561° West, latitude 19.09° North, depth = 52 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:28:05 / 6:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/02/17 / 2017-02-14 22:28:05 / February 14, 2017 @ 10:28 pm.
Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dorado, San Antonio, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 six, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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