A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Barceloneta in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr16151000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16151000. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/05/16 / 2016-05-30 01:30:03 / May 30, 2016 @ 1:30 am. The temblor was picked up at 21:30:03 / 9:30 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 81 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.5404 West, latitude 18.5249 North, depth = 81 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 46 km (29 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Grande, Lajas, Hormigueros.
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km N of Barceloneta, Puerto Rico.
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