A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.5031 West, latitude 19.0951 North, depth = 25 km. Global time and date of event 24/06/17 / 2017-06-24 18:57:45 / June 24, 2017 @ 6:57 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:57:45 / 2:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2017175014. Event ids that are associated: pr2017175014.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Vega Alta, Camuy (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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