A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16112000. Unique identifier: pr16112000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/04/16 / 2016-04-21 02:43:36 / April 21, 2016 @ 2:43 am. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:43:36 / 9:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.6735 West, latitude 18.3167 North, depth = 25 km.
Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maricao, Las Marías, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 44 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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