A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 06:59:32 / May 30, 2017 @ 6:59 am. The temblor was reported at 02:59:32 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017150005. Id of event: pr2017150005. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9136 West, latitude 19.1308 North, depth = 20 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arecibo, Quebradillas, Camuy (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Camuy (c. 4 200 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 nine, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 70 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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