A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017182014. Id of event: pr2017182014. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/07/17 / 2017-07-01 23:48:26 / July 1, 2017 @ 11:48 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -67.2856° West, 18.7921° North, depth 8 km. The temblor was reported at 19:48:26 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Close 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 Maricao, Hormigueros, Lares.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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