A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 17:47:05 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 21:47:05 / September 8, 2016 @ 9:47 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10006n7v. Event ids that are associated: us10006n7v. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 82.32 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.6638 West, latitude 18.5403 North, depth = 82.32 km.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carolina, Puerto Real, Salinas. Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km NE of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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