A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:03:25 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.0371 West, latitude 18.9489 North, depth = 41 km. Global time and date of event 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 07:03:25 / April 9, 2016 @ 7:03 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16100005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16100005. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41 km (25 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barceloneta, Naranjito, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 53 km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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