A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Id of earthquake: pr17107021. Event ids that are associated: pr17107021. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 04:11:12 / April 17, 2017 @ 4:11 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -67.5264° West, latitude 18.1679° North, depth = 20 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:11:12 / 11:11 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yauco, Quebradillas, Lares (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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