A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 107 km, -67.2051° West, 18.1371° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 107 km (66 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 23:29:35 / February 26, 2016 @ 11:29 pm. Id of earthquake: pr16057012. Event ids that are associated: pr16057012. The temblor was detected at 19:29:35 / 7:29 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villalba, Juana Díaz, Florida (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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