A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Playa in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr16330003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16330003. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/11/16 / 2016-11-25 05:39:34 / November 25, 2016 @ 5:39 am. Exact location of earthquake, -67.209° West, 18.2283° North, depth 30 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:39:34 / 1:39 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juana Díaz, Villalba, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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