A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:36:43 / 6:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.3738° West, latitude 18.857° North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16030005. Unique identifier: pr16030005. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 22:36:43 / January 30, 2016 @ 10:36 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mayagüez, Hatillo, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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