A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr17092007. Event ids that are associated: pr17092007. The temblor was picked up at 12:44:22 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9422 West, latitude 18.7103 North, depth = 61 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/04/17 / 2017-04-02 16:44:22 / April 2, 2017 @ 4:44 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dorado, Peñuelas, Yauco (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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