A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Anasco in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -67.1362 West, latitude 18.2975 North, depth = 9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16194001. Id of event: pr16194001. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/16 / 2016-07-12 03:03:44 / July 12, 2016 @ 3:03 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:03:44 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Juana Díaz, Villalba (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby 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 ten, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 1 km NNE of Anasco, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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