A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 12:45:11 / 12:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 16:45:11 / February 9, 2016 @ 4:45 pm. Unique identifier: pr16040008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16040008. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7195 West, latitude 18.656 North, depth = 14 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lajas, Aibonito, Coamo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 20 km N of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
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