A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 77 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico (48 miles) on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 23:18:41 / January 8, 2016 @ 11:18 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.4838° West, 19.1662° North, depth 29 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr16008013. Event ids that are associated: pr16008013. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:18:41 / 7:18 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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