A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/04/17 / 2017-04-07 12:25:21 / April 7, 2017 @ 12:25 pm. Id of earthquake: pr17097005. Event ids that are associated: pr17097005. Exact location of event, longitude -66.3882 West, latitude 18.8638 North, depth = 44 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 08:25:21 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Canovanas, Jayuya (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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