A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jti. Id of event: us10006jti. Exact location, longitude -65.634° West, latitude 17.8128° North, depth = 14.92 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.92 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 23:55:50 / September 2, 2016 @ 11:55 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 19:55:50 / 7:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Aibonito, Loíza. Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-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: 33 km SE of Emajagua, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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