A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -65.623° West, latitude 17.8985° North, depth = 7 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/11/16 / 2016-11-12 04:59:40 / November 12, 2016 @ 4:59 am. Unique identifier: pr16317014. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16317014. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:59:40 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Comerío, Guaynabo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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