A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/12/16 / 2016-12-15 15:20:49 / December 15, 2016 @ 3:20 pm. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:20:49 / 11:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -65.8886° West, 17.9069° North, depth 8 km. Id of earthquake: pr16350002. Event ids that are associated: pr16350002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, San Antonio, Dorado.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 10 km S of Emajagua, Puerto Rico.
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