A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:37:09 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 20 km, -66.8348° West, 19.1163° North. Unique identifier: pr2017150004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017150004. Global time and date of event 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 06:37:09 / May 30, 2017 @ 6:37 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Camuy (c. 4 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arecibo, Quebradillas, Isabela.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 69 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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