A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 04:51:13 / January 9, 2016 @ 4:51 am. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -65.1678° West, 17.9248° North. Event id: pr16009002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16009002. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:51:13 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yabucoa, Luquillo, Humacao. The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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