A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr17092008. Event ids that are associated: pr17092008. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/04/17 / 2017-04-02 20:39:24 / April 2, 2017 @ 8:39 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96 km (60 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:39:24 / 4:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 96 km, -67.3068° West, 18.461° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Peñuelas, Guayanilla, Adjuntas (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, 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 occurred nearby.
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