A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr16059000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16059000. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:21:26 / 10:21 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -67.2833° West, latitude 18.1741° North, depth = 18 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 02:21:26 / February 28, 2016 @ 2:21 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jayuya, Ponce, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km NW of Puerto Real, Puerto Rico.
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