A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17099006. Unique identifier: pr17099006. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8056 West, latitude 19.086 North, depth = 23 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/04/17 / 2017-04-09 08:55:52 / April 9, 2017 @ 8:55 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 23 km (14 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:55:52 / 4:55 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Quebradillas, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 66 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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