A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 22:40:05 / September 4, 2017 @ 10:40 pm. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:40:05 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017247007. Id of event: pr2017247007. Exact location, longitude -67.291° West, latitude 18.6466° North, depth = 77 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77 km (48 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Utuado, Sabana Grande, Lajas. Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes 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 0, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 26 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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