A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -67.1498 West, latitude 18.7975 North, depth = 30 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:02:04 / 9:02 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16112001. Event ids that are associated: pr16112001. The epicenter was at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/04/16 / 2016-04-21 13:02:04 / April 21, 2016 @ 1:02 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Utuado, Barceloneta, Hormigueros.
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-seven 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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