A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Villalba in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16331009. Id of event: pr16331009. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 15:23:52 / 3:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.4415 West, latitude 18.1844 North, depth = 85 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/11/16 / 2016-11-26 19:23:52 / November 26, 2016 @ 7:23 pm.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabo Rojo, Naguabo, Moca (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 8 km NE of Villalba, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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