A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/02/16 / 2016-02-19 03:27:47 / February 19, 2016 @ 3:27 am. Exact location, longitude -66.4343° West, latitude 19.1° North, depth = 42 km. The temblor was reported at 23:27:47 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16050000. Id of event: pr16050000.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Ingenio, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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