A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.5011 West, latitude 19.09 North, depth = 29 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/17 / 2017-09-18 17:49:57 / September 18, 2017 @ 5:49 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:49:57 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2017261002. Event ids that are associated: pr2017261002.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camuy, Toa Baja, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-four 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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