A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 05:15:13 / January 15, 2016 @ 5:15 am. Exact location, longitude -67.5494° West, latitude 18.8052° North, depth = 63 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:15:13 / 12:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16015004. Unique identifier: pr16015004.
Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Añasco, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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