A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr16262002. Event ids that are associated: pr16262002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 3 km, -66.8618° West, 17.9365° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/09/16 / 2016-09-18 03:57:31 / September 18, 2016 @ 3:57 am. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:57:31 / 11:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Cayey (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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