A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.449 West, latitude 19.0626 North, depth = 31 km. Event id: pr2017177003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017177003. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/06/17 / 2017-06-26 01:48:03 / June 26, 2017 @ 1:48 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.91-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:48:03 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camuy, Sabana Seca, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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