A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from El Ojo in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.3721° West, 18.0331° North. Unique identifier: pr16057008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16057008. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:45:24 / 7:45 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 11:45:24 / February 26, 2016 @ 11:45 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Lajas, San Germán. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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