A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Carrizales in Puerto Rico on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017320000. Unique identifier: pr2017320000. The temblor was reported at 01:16:17 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 18 km, -66.7456° West, 18.6248° North. Global time and date of event 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 05:16:17 / November 16, 2017 @ 5:16 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Real, Guánica, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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