A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17047006. Id of event: pr17047006. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79 km (49 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 17:25:01 / February 16, 2017 @ 5:25 pm. The temblor was reported at 13:25:01 / 1:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.0384° West, 18.5995° North, depth 79 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Morovis, Guánica. The epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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