A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr17056033. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17056033. The temblor was picked up at 10:29:14 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 14:29:14 / February 25, 2017 @ 2:29 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -65.4757° West, 18.8547° North, depth 7 km.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Carolina, Canovanas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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