A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -67.741 West, latitude 17.9701 North, depth = 24 km. Event id: pr2017114001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017114001. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 09:21:10 / April 24, 2017 @ 9:21 am. The 2.89-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:21:10 / 4:21 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Germán, Aguada, Lajas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 58 km W of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico.
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