A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22 km (14 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.5005° West, 19.109° North, depth 22 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/06/17 / 2017-06-25 03:54:00 / June 25, 2017 @ 3:54 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017176001. Id of event: pr2017176001. The temblor was detected at 23:54:00 / 11:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Camuy, Toa Baja, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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