A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from El Negro in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:00:22 / 8:00 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16247000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16247000. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.6447 West, latitude 17.8873 North, depth = 6 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 00:00:22 / September 3, 2016 @ 12:00 am.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaynabo, Comerío, Aibonito. 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 earthquakes in the world each year. 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-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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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