A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Camuy in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18 km (11 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/09/16 / 2016-09-13 16:53:37 / September 13, 2016 @ 4:53 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8645 West, latitude 18.6079 North, depth = 18 km. Id of earthquake: pr16257006. Event ids that are associated: pr16257006. The temblor was reported at 12:53:37 / 12:53 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barranquitas, Sabana Seca, Levittown. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 13 km N of Camuy, Puerto Rico.
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