A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16273003. Id of event: pr16273003. The temblor was detected at 08:57:17 / 8:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.013° West, latitude 19.055° North, depth = 37 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/09/16 / 2016-09-29 12:57:17 / September 29, 2016 @ 12:57 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moca, Arecibo, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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