A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from El Negro in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location, longitude -65.6464° West, latitude 17.8843° North, depth = 6 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 22:56:52 / September 2, 2016 @ 10:56 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16246014. Unique identifier: pr16246014. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:56:52 / 6:56 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaynabo, Comerío, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 27 km SE of El Negro, Puerto Rico.
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