A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:28:37 / 2:28 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 3 km (2 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.6212 West, latitude 17.9419 North, depth = 3 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/11/16 / 2016-11-11 18:28:37 / November 11, 2016 @ 6:28 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16316011. Unique identifier: pr16316011.
Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Cataño, Bayamón. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 has occurred nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 23 km SW of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.
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