A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:27:21 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.7845 West, latitude 18.6233 North, depth = 19 km. Unique identifier: pr2017174001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017174001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/06/17 / 2017-06-23 03:27:21 / June 23, 2017 @ 3:27 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arroyo, Manatí, Orocovis. Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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