A minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.3846 West, latitude 17.9736 North, depth = 13 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/07/17 / 2017-07-30 06:10:11 / July 30, 2017 @ 6:10 am. The temblor was picked up at 02:10:11 / 2:10 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2017211009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017211009.
Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trujillo Alto, Guayama, Caguas (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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