A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/10/16 / 2016-10-20 09:52:06 / October 20, 2016 @ 9:52 am. Exact location of earthquake, -65.6082° West, 18.5405° North, depth 41 km. The temblor was detected at 05:52:06 / 5:52 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16294005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16294005. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41 km (25 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Charlotte Amalie, Comerío.
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-five 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. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 21 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.
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