A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/08/17 / 2017-08-04 14:16:39 / August 4, 2017 @ 2:16 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 120 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:16:39 / 9:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.5781 West, latitude 18.4273 North, depth = 120 km. Id of earthquake: pr2017216002. Event ids that are associated: pr2017216002.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana Grande, Lares, Lajas. The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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 seven, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
Questions or comments?
How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 35 km WNW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.