A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:09:00 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/05/16 / 2016-05-21 07:09:00 / May 21, 2016 @ 7:09 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr16142002. Event ids that are associated: pr16142002. Exact location, longitude -67.3789° West, latitude 18.7787° North, depth = 8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hormigueros, Lares, Las Marías (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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