A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 20/12/17 / 2017-12-20 00:27:01 / December 20, 2017 @ 12:27 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2017354003. Event ids that are associated: pr2017354003. Exact location of event, longitude -67.4765 West, latitude 17.9031 North, depth = 7 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:27:01 / 8:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lares, Guayanilla, San Sebastián. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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