A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:37:52 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.6792 West, latitude 18.9006 North, depth = 12 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16048001. Unique identifier: pr16048001. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 02:37:52 / February 17, 2016 @ 2:37 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rincón, Aguadilla. The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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