A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from El Negro in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 02:41:30 / September 3, 2016 @ 2:41 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16247005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16247005. The temblor was picked up at 22:41:30 / 10:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.6358 West, latitude 17.8904 North, depth = 4 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Guaynabo, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake 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). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km SE of El Negro, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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