A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from El Negro in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 17:24:00 / September 3, 2016 @ 5:24 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 13:24:00 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.638 West, latitude 17.8915 North, depth = 12 km. Unique identifier: pr16247056. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16247056.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaynabo, Comerío, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event 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), 48 km (30 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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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