A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -67.3621° West, 18.8091° North, depth 27 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/11/17 / 2017-11-11 17:19:51 / November 11, 2017 @ 5:19 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017315002. Id of event: pr2017315002. The temblor was picked up at 13:19:51 / 1:19 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hormigueros, Arecibo, Lares (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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