A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16247009. Id of event: pr16247009. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:45:32 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 08:45:32 / September 3, 2016 @ 8:45 am. Exact location, longitude -65.642° West, latitude 17.8829° North, depth = 6 km.
Epicenter of the event was 65 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). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaynabo, Comerío, Aibonito (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 28 km ESE of Emajagua, Puerto Rico.
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