A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16326009. Unique identifier: pr16326009. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5091 West, latitude 18.2777 North, depth = 11 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 13:44:06 / November 21, 2016 @ 1:44 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:44:06 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Yauco, Camuy (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 28 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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