A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Animas in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 94 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 94 km, -66.6153° West, 18.465° North. Id of earthquake: pr16344005. Event ids that are associated: pr16344005. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/12/16 / 2016-12-09 03:21:42 / December 9, 2016 @ 3:21 am. The temblor was reported at 23:21:42 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Canovanas, San Lorenzo, Guayama. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-five 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. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 2 km NE of Animas, Puerto Rico.
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