A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Unique identifier: pr17074007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17074007. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 23:12:59 / March 15, 2017 @ 11:12 pm. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -67.416° West, 19.0569° North. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:12:59 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguadilla, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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. 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: 70 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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