A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/09/16 / 2016-09-11 15:20:05 / September 11, 2016 @ 3:20 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16255009. Id of event: pr16255009. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). The temblor was detected at 11:20:05 / 11:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.6325° West, latitude 17.8642° North, depth = 13 km.
Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaynabo, Comerío, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 30 km ESE of Emajagua, Puerto Rico.
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