A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Franquez in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 19:16:23 / August 14, 2017 @ 7:16 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.4173° West, 18.3636° North, depth 113 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 15:16:23 / 3:16 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2017226005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017226005.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Añasco, Lajas, Naguabo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km NNE of Franquez, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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