A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Caban in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16266002. Id of event: pr16266002. Global time and date of event 22/09/16 / 2016-09-22 05:37:18 / September 22, 2016 @ 5:37 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -67.195° West, latitude 18.5095° North, depth = 86 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:37:18 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 86 km (53 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Jayuya, Peñuelas (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 9 km NW of Caban, Puerto Rico.
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