A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 04:06:25 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/09/17 / 2017-09-03 09:06:25 / September 3, 2017 @ 9:06 am. Unique identifier: pr2017246002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017246002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 4 km, -67.6785° West, 17.8548° North.
Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguada, Añasco, San Germán (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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