A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 14:59:38 / 2:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.4788 West, latitude 18.9975 North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event id: pr2017175015. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017175015. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/06/17 / 2017-06-24 18:59:38 / June 24, 2017 @ 6:59 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Pájaros, Morovis. Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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