A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.6585 West, latitude 18.7441 North, depth = 31 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:57:34 / 1:57 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16015009. Unique identifier: pr16015009. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 18:57:34 / January 15, 2016 @ 6:57 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Añasco, Isabela, Moca (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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