A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Sabana Seca in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 13:36:45 / March 1, 2017 @ 1:36 pm. The temblor was reported at 09:36:45 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.1745 West, latitude 18.4137 North, depth = 105 km. Id of earthquake: pr17060007. Event ids that are associated: pr17060007.
Epicenter of the event was 9 km (6 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lares, Camuy, Peñuelas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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