A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Aguada in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 04:42:54 / 4:42 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018017005. Id of event: pr2018017005. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -67.3226° West, 18.479° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/18 / 2018-01-17 08:42:54 / January 17, 2018 @ 8:42 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayanilla, Adjuntas, Adjuntas. Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km NW of Aguada, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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