A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2017130011. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017130011. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/05/17 / 2017-05-10 07:20:32 / May 10, 2017 @ 7:20 am. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:20:32 / 3:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.2465° West, 18.7688° North, depth 10 km.
Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Real, Cabo Rojo, Maricao (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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