A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.1809 West, latitude 18.9692 North, depth = 16 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 14:02:17 / April 28, 2016 @ 2:02 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16119005. Unique identifier: pr16119005. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:02:17 / 10:02 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciales, Morovis, Río Grande.
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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