A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.6018 West, latitude 18.1566 North, depth = 106 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/11/17 / 2017-11-20 01:52:25 / November 20, 2017 @ 1:52 am. Id of earthquake: pr2017324000. Event ids that are associated: pr2017324000. The 2.93-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:52:25 / 8:52 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Lares, Guánica.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 41 km WSW of Stella, Puerto Rico.
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