A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:23:44 / 3:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.2634 West, latitude 18.1564 North, depth = 15 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 07:23:44 / February 28, 2017 @ 7:23 am. Id of earthquake: pr17059002. Event ids that are associated: pr17059002. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Estancias de Florida, Jayuya, Ponce (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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