A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -66.7668° West, latitude 18.6351° North, depth = 12 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017202000. Id of event: pr2017202000. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:56:44 / 9:56 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 01:56:44 / July 21, 2017 @ 1:56 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Real, Aibonito, Guaynabo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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