A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -65.3886° West, latitude 17.9668° North, depth = 29 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29 km (18 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:07:08 / 6:07 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2017218004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017218004. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/08/17 / 2017-08-06 22:07:08 / August 6, 2017 @ 10:07 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trujillo Alto, Guayama, Caguas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake 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), 49 km (30 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Nearby 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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