A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.4729 West, latitude 18.8658 North, depth = 32 km. Unique identifier: pr16314003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16314003. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/11/16 / 2016-11-09 21:30:48 / November 9, 2016 @ 9:30 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32 km (20 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:30:48 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carolina, Canovanas, Santa Barbara. Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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