A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 21:07:44 / March 21, 2017 @ 9:07 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17080009. Unique identifier: pr17080009. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:07:44 / 9:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.0845 West, latitude 18.7835 North, depth = 42 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Humacao, Cayey, Arecibo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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