A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr17071001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17071001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18 km (11 miles). Global time and date of event 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 02:58:06 / March 12, 2017 @ 2:58 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 21:58:06 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5548 West, latitude 18.5314 North, depth = 18 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Lares, Camuy (min 5000 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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 38 km WNW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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