A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 22 km, -67.6145° West, 18.4759° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 22 km (14 miles). Event id: pr17104062. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17104062. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:17:58 / 6:17 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 23:17:58 / April 14, 2017 @ 11:17 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 59 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lajas, Maricao, San Germán (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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