A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Candelaria in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.1865 West, latitude 18.3852 North, depth = 66 km. Event id: pr16017004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16017004. The temblor was detected at 00:23:57 / 12:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66 km (41 miles). Global time and date of event 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 04:23:57 / January 17, 2016 @ 4:23 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 12 km (8 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 61 km (38 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 Guayanilla, Lares, Camuy.
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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