A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 09:24:32 / January 8, 2016 @ 9:24 am. Id of earthquake: pr16008004. Event ids that are associated: pr16008004. Exact location, longitude -67.0453° West, latitude 18.8967° North, depth = 14 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:24:32 / 5:24 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Las Marías, Lares.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 43 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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