A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:06:53 / 3:06 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017230010. Unique identifier: pr2017230010. Global time and date of event 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 19:06:53 / August 18, 2017 @ 7:06 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.9535° West, latitude 17.8723° North, depth = 5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Morovis, Coco. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km SSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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