A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr16148031. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16148031. Global time and date of event 27/05/16 / 2016-05-27 06:21:17 / May 27, 2016 @ 6:21 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 43 km (27 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.1007° West, 18.8948° North, depth 43 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:21:17 / 2:21 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Estancias de Florida, Florida, Juncos. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days five hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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