A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Las Marias in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/07/17 / 2017-07-11 22:34:57 / July 11, 2017 @ 10:34 pm. Exact location, longitude -67.0263° West, latitude 18.2203° North, depth = 24 km. The temblor was reported at 18:34:57 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017192007. Unique identifier: pr2017192007. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Barranquitas, Corozal (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 one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-seven 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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