A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Pajaros in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 23:22:31 / January 10, 2016 @ 11:22 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.2062° West, 18.3617° North, depth 59 km. The temblor was detected at 19:22:31 / 7:22 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16010011. Event ids that are associated: pr16010011.
Event epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yauco, Guayanilla, Lares. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 1 km SE of Pajaros, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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