A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -67.863° West, 17.9713° North, depth 72 km. The temblor was detected at 22:43:42 / 10:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/07/17 / 2017-07-09 03:43:42 / July 9, 2017 @ 3:43 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72 km (45 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2017190000. Event ids that are associated: pr2017190000.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabo Rojo, Rincón, Puerto Real (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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