A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.5818° West, latitude 17.8855° North, depth = 4 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 03:30:36 / March 16, 2017 @ 3:30 am. The temblor was reported at 23:30:36 / 11:30 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr17075000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17075000. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yabucoa, Gurabo, Levittown.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 14 km SSE of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
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