A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 80 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 22:53:32 / February 27, 2017 @ 10:53 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8195° West, 18.544° North, depth 80 km. The temblor was reported at 18:53:32 / 6:53 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17058006. Id of event: pr17058006.
Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan, Cataño, Aibonito.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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