A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 20:03:49 / February 4, 2016 @ 8:03 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45 km (28 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16035002. Event ids that are associated: pr16035002. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:03:49 / 4:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.406 West, latitude 18.9715 North, depth = 45 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Culebra, Luquillo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ninety-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 73 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.
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