A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 14:47:59 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.708° West, latitude 18.7887° North, depth = 56 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 18:47:59 / March 31, 2017 @ 6:47 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17090009. Unique identifier: pr17090009. The epicenter was at a depth of 56 km (35 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, San Antonio, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 42 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.
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