A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.4911° West, 19.0863° North, depth 25 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/06/17 / 2017-06-26 00:04:16 / June 26, 2017 @ 12:04 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017177002. Id of event: pr2017177002. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:04:16 / 8:04 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ingenio, Vega Alta, Camuy.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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