A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 02:22:53 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 02:22:53 / May 23, 2017 @ 2:22 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2017143001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017143001. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.3468 West, latitude 18.9431 North, depth = 9 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Sebastián, Añasco, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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