A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/09/16 / 2016-09-18 08:45:55 / September 18, 2016 @ 8:45 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr16262005. Event ids that are associated: pr16262005. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:45:55 / 3:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 16 km, -67.5595° West, 18.5119° North.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lares, Camuy, Lajas.
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 37 km WNW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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