A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Toa Baja in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/05/16 / 2016-05-20 08:23:53 / May 20, 2016 @ 8:23 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 116 km (72 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.2565 West, latitude 18.4309 North, depth = 116 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:23:53 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16141005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16141005.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yauco, Guayanilla, Quebradillas (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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