A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:55:51 / 2:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.724 West, latitude 18.4643 North, depth = 91 km. Event id: pr16039005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16039005. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 18:55:51 / February 8, 2016 @ 6:55 pm.
Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trujillo Alto, Caguas, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 1 km SW of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
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