A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 20:56:50 / 8:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.425 West, latitude 18.9761 North, depth = 45 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16248007. Unique identifier: pr16248007. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 00:56:50 / September 4, 2016 @ 12:56 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 45 km (28 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Culebra, Luquillo.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 73 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.
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