A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Mayaguez in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -67.1883° West, latitude 18.2129° North, depth = 27 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:51:46 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27 km (17 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 14:51:46 / February 28, 2017 @ 2:51 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17059005. Id of event: pr17059005.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Ciales, Juana Díaz (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). 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 eight, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine 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. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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