A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 17:19:47 / 5:19 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/11/16 / 2016-11-11 21:19:47 / November 11, 2016 @ 9:19 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -65.6221 West, latitude 17.9307 North, depth = 2 km. Event id: pr16316025. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16316025. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2 km (1 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cataño, Bayamón, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km SW of Esperanza, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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