A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 09:52:08 / August 18, 2017 @ 9:52 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017230008. Unique identifier: pr2017230008. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.325 West, latitude 18.893 North, depth = 8 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:52:08 / 5:52 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Sebastián, Añasco, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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