A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 81 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico (50 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.4304 West, latitude 19.2014 North, depth = 31 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/05/16 / 2016-05-27 00:17:15 / May 27, 2016 @ 12:17 am. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:17:15 / 8:17 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16148001. Event ids that are associated: pr16148001.
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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