A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Trujillo Alto in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.0045 West, latitude 18.3836 North, depth = 135 km. Id of earthquake: pr2017189011. Event ids that are associated: pr2017189011. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 11:38:34 / July 8, 2017 @ 11:38 am. The temblor was picked up at 07:38:34 / 7:38 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 135 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ponce, Arecibo, Culebra. Epicenter of the event was 14 km (9 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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