A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -65.8933 West, latitude 19.1259 North, depth = 44 km. Id of earthquake: pr17089004. Event ids that are associated: pr17089004. The temblor was detected at 01:27:45 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 05:27:45 / March 30, 2017 @ 5:27 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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