A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Mayaguez in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.1806 West, latitude 18.2334 North, depth = 80 km. Id of earthquake: pr16036008. Event ids that are associated: pr16036008. The epicenter was at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:57:31 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 19:57:31 / February 5, 2016 @ 7:57 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciales, Manatí, Juana Díaz. Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 6 km (3 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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