A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.5206° West, 19.0911° North. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:44:31 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/06/17 / 2017-06-25 12:44:31 / June 25, 2017 @ 12:44 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2017176009. Event ids that are associated: pr2017176009.
Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 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). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Baja, Camuy, Dorado.
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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