A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Carrizales in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 02:19:27 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/04/17 / 2017-04-12 06:19:27 / April 12, 2017 @ 6:19 am. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.7484° West, 18.6093° North. Id of earthquake: pr17102001. Event ids that are associated: pr17102001.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Real, Aibonito, Guánica (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and nine 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.
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