A minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Salinas in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2017223000. Event ids that are associated: pr2017223000. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.267° West, latitude 17.9535° North, depth = 9 km. Global time and date of event 11/08/17 / 2017-08-11 00:14:42 / August 11, 2017 @ 12:14 am UTC/GMT. The 2.95-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:14:42 / 8:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Lares, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km SE of Salinas, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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