A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 09:46:05 / March 12, 2017 @ 9:46 am. Exact location of earthquake, -67.5712° West, 18.5097° North, depth 21 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:46:05 / 4:46 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17071009. Id of event: pr17071009. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21 km (13 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lares, Camuy, Lajas. Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km WNW of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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