A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from La Playa in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 06:58:15 / 6:58 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 91 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.2457 West, latitude 18.2329 North, depth = 91 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 10:58:15 / February 23, 2016 @ 10:58 am. Event id: pr16054003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16054003.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Florida, Estancias de Florida, Ponce. Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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