A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 78 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico (48 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:09:31 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 02:09:31 / January 8, 2016 @ 2:09 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16008000. Id of event: pr16008000. Exact location of event, longitude -66.4552 West, latitude 19.1688 North, depth = 25 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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