A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr17064002. Event ids that are associated: pr17064002. The temblor was picked up at 01:17:48 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 05:17:48 / March 5, 2017 @ 5:17 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -65.6106° West, 17.8367° North, depth 12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Salinas, Loíza. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 32 km SSW of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.
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