A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 11:01:15 / March 30, 2017 @ 11:01 am. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:01:15 / 7:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9694 West, latitude 18.9843 North, depth = 22 km. Unique identifier: pr17089008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17089008.
Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barceloneta, San Sebastián, Aguada (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 two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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