A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Quebradillas in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 20:12:27 / February 20, 2017 @ 8:12 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.933° West, latitude 18.5489° North, depth = 73 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 16:12:27 / 4:12 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17051008. Unique identifier: pr17051008.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria Arenas, Ingenio, Campanilla.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km N of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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