A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 03:29:08 / July 17, 2017 @ 3:29 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.814 West, latitude 19.0885 North, depth = 27 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 23:29:08 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2017198003. Event ids that are associated: pr2017198003.
Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 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 Barceloneta, Quebradillas, Arecibo.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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