A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Maricao in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 15:47:54 / 3:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.0227° West, 18.1788° North, depth 127 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17058005. Id of event: pr17058005. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 19:47:54 / February 27, 2017 @ 7:47 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Corozal, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 4 km W of Maricao, Puerto Rico.
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