A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/09/16 / 2016-09-21 04:04:28 / September 21, 2016 @ 4:04 am. Exact location, longitude -66.5907° West, latitude 18.9454° North, depth = 39 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:04:28 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39 km (24 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16265001. Id of event: pr16265001.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Utuado, Bayamón, Pájaros (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 53 km NNE of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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