A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/09/16 / 2016-09-21 08:39:52 / September 21, 2016 @ 8:39 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:39:52 / 3:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.5074° West, 18.7998° North, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16265005. Unique identifier: pr16265005.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mayagüez, San Sebastián, Quebradillas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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