A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:44:47 / 12:44 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16317010. Event ids that are associated: pr16317010. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/11/16 / 2016-11-12 04:44:47 / November 12, 2016 @ 4:44 am. Exact location of event, depth 4 km, -65.6025° West, 17.9216° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 4 km (2 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Salinas, Comerío. The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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