A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -67.0307° West, latitude 18.9099° North, depth = 8 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:14:05 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17062003. Id of event: pr17062003. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/03/17 / 2017-03-03 02:14:05 / March 3, 2017 @ 2:14 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Marías, Barceloneta, Añasco. The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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