A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Las Marias in Puerto Rico on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 03:26:56 / 3:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0286 West, latitude 18.2315 North, depth = 24 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/11/17 / 2017-11-24 07:26:56 / November 24, 2017 @ 7:26 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Event id: pr2017328002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017328002, us2000btua.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Vega Alta, Corozal (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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