A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Quebradillas in Puerto Rico. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:37:10 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006msc. Unique identifier: us10006msc. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9252 West, latitude 18.5523 North, depth = 81.81 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/09/16 / 2016-09-07 12:37:10 / September 7, 2016 @ 12:37 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.81 km (51 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naranjito, Barranquitas, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 8 km N of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico.
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