A minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2017182010. Event ids that are associated: pr2017182010. Exact location, longitude -66.5273° West, latitude 18.7633° North, depth = 95 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/07/17 / 2017-07-01 19:16:54 / July 1, 2017 @ 7:16 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 15:16:54 / 3:16 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 95 km (59 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Barbara, Aguadilla, Cidra (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico.
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