A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16316008. Unique identifier: pr16316008. The temblor was picked up at 10:53:32 / 10:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -65.6146° West, 17.9351° North, depth 3 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/11/16 / 2016-11-11 14:53:32 / November 11, 2016 @ 2:53 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 57 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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayamón, Aibonito, Salinas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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