A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:30:35 / 2:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.3476 West, latitude 18.8789 North, depth = 28 km. Event id: pr17079002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17079002. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 06:30:35 / March 20, 2017 @ 6:30 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Hatillo, Añasco (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 50 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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