A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Camuy in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 03:21:47 / 3:21 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 28/01/16 / 2016-01-28 07:21:47 / January 28, 2016 @ 7:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8731 West, latitude 18.5146 North, depth = 105 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16028000. Id of event: pr16028000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Aibonito, Comerío. Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 4 km NW of Camuy, Puerto Rico.
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