A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 28 km (17 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 23:22:33 / April 8, 2017 @ 11:22 pm. The temblor was picked up at 19:22:33 / 7:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.486 West, latitude 18.9146 North, depth = 28 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17098007. Id of event: pr17098007.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Isidro (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Canovanas, Santa Barbara.
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes 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 0, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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