A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Mayaguez in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -67.1979° West, 18.2262° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/06/16 / 2016-06-30 04:46:07 / June 30, 2016 @ 4:46 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16182007. Event ids that are associated: pr16182007. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:46:07 / 12:46 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juana Díaz, Villalba, Barceloneta. Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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