A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 11:08:22 / November 23, 2016 @ 11:08 am. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:08:22 / 7:08 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16328005. Unique identifier: pr16328005. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16 km (10 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.3235 West, latitude 18.712 North, depth = 16 km.
Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Germán, Puerto Real, Cabo Rojo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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