A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/17 / 2017-05-18 16:33:05 / May 18, 2017 @ 4:33 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017138012, us10008tdk. Id of event: pr2017138012. Exact location of earthquake, -67.4583° West, 18.5795° North, depth 15 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:33:05 / 12:33 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Grande, Lajas, San Germán (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 31 km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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