A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Rafael Hernandez in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 91 km (57 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16152000. Unique identifier: pr16152000. Exact location, longitude -67.069° West, latitude 18.4951° North, depth = 91 km. The temblor was detected at 23:54:30 / 11:54 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/05/16 / 2016-05-31 03:54:30 / May 31, 2016 @ 3:54 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juana Díaz, Ceiba, Villalba (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km NNE of Rafael Hernandez, Puerto Rico.
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