A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 05:33:31 / February 25, 2017 @ 5:33 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17056017. Id of event: pr17056017. The temblor was picked up at 01:33:31 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 63 km, -67.0104° West, 18.7842° North.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jayuya, Ciales, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 31 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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