A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -67.7301° West, latitude 18.7819° North, depth = 64 km. Unique identifier: pr16036002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16036002. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 02:36:03 / February 5, 2016 @ 2:36 am. The temblor was detected at 21:36:03 / 9:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, Aguada, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 70 km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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