A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr16334014. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16334014. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6491 West, latitude 18.6564 North, depth = 7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The temblor was reported at 18:08:44 / 6:08 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/11/16 / 2016-11-29 22:08:44 / November 29, 2016 @ 10:08 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hormigueros, San Germán, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 21 km NNE of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
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