A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr17056030. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17056030. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 04:37:49 / February 25, 2017 @ 4:37 am. The temblor was reported at 00:37:49 / 12:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 61 km, -67.008° West, 18.8477° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maricao, Mayagüez, Utuado (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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