A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2017236000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017236000. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/08/17 / 2017-08-24 05:42:03 / August 24, 2017 @ 5:42 am. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:42:03 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 50 km, -66.3211° West, 18.6911° North.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Coco, Las Piedras (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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