A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 21:28:14 / 9:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.5384 West, latitude 18.3819 North, depth = 88 km. Id of earthquake: pr16115000. Event ids that are associated: pr16115000. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88 km (55 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/04/16 / 2016-04-24 02:28:14 / April 24, 2016 @ 2:28 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Camuy, Lares (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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