A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 02:12:50 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.055° West, 18.8756° North, depth 48 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 48 km (30 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16115004. Id of event: pr16115004. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/04/16 / 2016-04-24 06:12:50 / April 24, 2016 @ 6:12 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Lorenzo, Comerío, Fajardo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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