A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:38:54 / 10:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 02:38:54 / December 8, 2016 @ 2:38 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16343000. Id of event: pr16343000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -65.884° West, 17.92° North, depth 8 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciales, Ceiba, Culebra. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km S of Emajagua, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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