A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global time and date of event 07/02/16 / 2016-02-07 00:05:23 / February 7, 2016 @ 12:05 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr16038001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16038001. The temblor was picked up at 20:05:23 / 8:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.7717° West, latitude 19.0893° North, depth = 45 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barceloneta, Quebradillas, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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