A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from El Negro in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location, longitude -65.6433° West, latitude 17.8855° North, depth = 9 km. Global time and date of event 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 01:56:54 / September 3, 2016 @ 1:56 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 21:56:54 / 9:56 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16247041. Id of event: pr16247041.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaynabo, Comerío, Aibonito (min 5000 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), 49 km (30 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 27 km SE of El Negro, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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