A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 48 km, -66.4635° West, 18.7546° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 48 km (30 miles). The 2.84-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:37:01 / 5:37 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017240019. Unique identifier: pr2017240019. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 09:37:01 / August 28, 2017 @ 9:37 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 49 km (31 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gurabo, Coamo, San Isidro (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 32 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico.
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