A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Loiza in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/09/17 / 2017-09-03 08:32:02 / September 3, 2017 @ 8:32 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 04:32:02 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -65.796° West, 18.912° North, depth 32 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017246001. Id of event: pr2017246001. The epicenter was at a depth of 32 km (20 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gurabo, Toa Alta, Pájaros.
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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