A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16092003. Unique identifier: pr16092003. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5075 West, latitude 18.7346 North, depth = 5 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 02:42:16 / April 1, 2016 @ 2:42 am. The temblor was picked up at 21:42:16 / 9:42 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hatillo, Las Marías, Camuy (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes 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 fifteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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