A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.614 West, latitude 18.8899 North, depth = 8 km. Id of earthquake: pr16043004. Event ids that are associated: pr16043004. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 12:57:42 / February 12, 2016 @ 12:57 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:57:42 / 7:57 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moca, Isabela, Aguada (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 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. 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: 69 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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