A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.5167 West, latitude 19.1025 North, depth = 51 km. Event id: pr16016009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16016009. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 10:47:24 / January 16, 2016 @ 10:47 am. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:47:24 / 6:47 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camuy, Dorado, San Antonio.
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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