A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 23 km (14 miles). The temblor was detected at 14:08:47 / 2:08 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017175012. Unique identifier: pr2017175012. Exact location, longitude -66.5011° West, latitude 19.097° North, depth = 23 km. Global time and date of event 24/06/17 / 2017-06-24 18:08:47 / June 24, 2017 @ 6:08 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ingenio, Vega Alta, Camuy (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 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). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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