A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:24:14 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 16 km (10 miles). Unique identifier: pr16034010. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16034010. Exact location, longitude -65.4688° West, latitude 18.9064° North, depth = 16 km. Global time and date of event 03/02/16 / 2016-02-03 22:24:14 / February 3, 2016 @ 10:24 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Isidro (c. 8 100 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days one hundred and two and in the last 365 days seven hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 64 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.
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