A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr17085003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17085003. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 10:37:50 / March 26, 2017 @ 10:37 am. Exact location, longitude -66.4142° West, latitude 18.7567° North, depth = 20 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20 km (12 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:37:50 / 6:37 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Cayey, Coamo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 32 km NNW of Brenas, Puerto Rico.
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