A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -67.593° West, 18.3738° North, depth 16 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17083000. Unique identifier: pr17083000. The temblor was picked up at 19:31:43 / 7:31 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/03/17 / 2017-03-24 00:31:43 / March 24, 2017 @ 12:31 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lares, Sabana Grande, Quebradillas. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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