A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -67.5371° West, latitude 18.1875° North, depth = 15 km. The temblor was detected at 15:47:59 / 3:47 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr17059008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17059008. Global time and date of event 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 20:47:59 / February 28, 2017 @ 8:47 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yauco, Guánica, Quebradillas (min 5000 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 ten, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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