A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Event id: pr2017358005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017358005. Exact location, longitude -67.0595° West, latitude 18.9563° North, depth = 34 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/17 / 2017-12-24 12:55:26 / December 24, 2017 @ 12:55 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34 km (21 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:55:26 / 8:55 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Lares (c. 7 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lares, Añasco, Rincón. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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