A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Morovis in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16272000. Unique identifier: pr16272000. Global time and date of event 28/09/16 / 2016-09-28 01:50:56 / September 28, 2016 @ 1:50 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28 km (17 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.411° West, latitude 18.2555° North, depth = 28 km. The temblor was detected at 21:50:56 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby 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 Mayagüez, Añasco, Hormigueros. Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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