A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 42 km, -66.4162° West, 19.1233° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 42 km (26 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/02/16 / 2016-02-13 18:33:06 / February 13, 2016 @ 6:33 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 14:33:06 / 2:33 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16044003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16044003.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, Barceloneta, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Antonio (c. 6 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 73 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico.
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