A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Jobos in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22 km (14 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.2137 West, latitude 17.454 North, depth = 22 km. Global time and date of event 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 15:35:31 / March 21, 2017 @ 3:35 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr17080005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17080005. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:35:31 / 11:35 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Yabucoa, Ponce (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Cayey (c. 18 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Coamo (c. 11 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Juana Díaz (c. 9 400 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 55 km S of Jobos, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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