A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 22:08:20 / 10:08 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/09/16 / 2016-09-14 02:08:20 / September 14, 2016 @ 2:08 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -67.0083° West, 19.0242° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16258001. Id of event: pr16258001.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Aguada, Moca (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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