A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/09/16 / 2016-09-29 12:52:55 / September 29, 2016 @ 12:52 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8786 West, latitude 19.041 North, depth = 9 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16273002. Event ids that are associated: pr16273002. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:52:55 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moca, Barceloneta, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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