A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Mayaguez in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -67.2378° West, latitude 18.2035° North, depth = 90 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 90 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 23:43:53 / 11:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 03:43:53 / February 22, 2017 @ 3:43 am. Id of earthquake: pr17053000. Event ids that are associated: pr17053000.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Florida, Estancias de Florida, Ponce. Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 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 four, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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