A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Potala Pastillo in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.6° West, latitude 17.6076° North, depth = 14 km. The temblor was detected at 16:46:46 / 4:46 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2017245006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017245006. Global time and date of event 02/09/17 / 2017-09-02 20:46:46 / September 2, 2017 @ 8:46 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patillas, Maricao, Utuado (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cayey (c. 18 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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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