A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Las Marias in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -67.1573° West, 18.3006° North. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:23:06 / 3:23 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16197004. Unique identifier: pr16197004. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/07/16 / 2016-07-15 07:23:06 / July 15, 2016 @ 7:23 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juana Díaz, Villalba, Ciales (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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