A minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Event id: pr2017175017. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017175017. The epicenter was at a depth of 27 km (17 miles). Exact location of event, depth 27 km, -66.4916° West, 19.1048° North. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:29:48 / 2:29 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/06/17 / 2017-06-24 18:29:48 / June 24, 2017 @ 6:29 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ingenio, Camuy, Toa Baja.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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