A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2017205000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017205000. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:21:33 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.9886° West, latitude 18.6073° North, depth = 14 km. Global time and date of event 24/07/17 / 2017-07-24 03:21:33 / July 24, 2017 @ 3:21 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dorado, Ponce, Corozal (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km NNE of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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