A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 20 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, depth 20 km, -66.4063° West, 19.0831° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017321000. Id of event: pr2017321000. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:03:45 / 4:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 08:03:45 / November 17, 2017 @ 8:03 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria Arenas, Sabana Seca, Campanilla (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 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 five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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