A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Corozal in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -66.3085° West, latitude 18.3356° North, depth = 60 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/17 / 2017-09-02 09:33:46 / September 2, 2017 @ 9:33 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:33:46 / 5:33 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2017245001. Event ids that are associated: pr2017245001.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Guánica, Sabana Grande (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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