A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9 West, latitude 18.813 North, depth = 71 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/10/17 / 2017-10-01 20:45:37 / October 1, 2017 @ 8:45 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2017274005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017274005. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:45:37 / 4:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hormigueros, Dorado, Morovis (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 36 km NNE of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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