A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 km (27 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:02:36 / 9:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 44 km, -67.6563° West, 18.3502° North. Global time and date of event 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 14:02:36 / April 16, 2017 @ 2:02 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr17106075. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17106075.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quebradillas, Maricao, Lajas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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