A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Playa in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -67.2001° West, latitude 18.2371° North, depth = 106 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 106 km (66 miles). Event id: pr16157001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16157001. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:02:13 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/06/16 / 2016-06-05 02:02:13 / June 5, 2016 @ 2:02 am.
Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juana Díaz, Villalba, Barceloneta. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-two 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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