A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from El Negro in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 13:46:48 / 1:46 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/16 / 2016-12-16 17:46:48 / December 16, 2016 @ 5:46 pm. Event id: pr16351005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16351005. Exact location, longitude -65.6351° West, latitude 17.8628° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaynabo, Comerío, Aibonito. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 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 two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km SE of El Negro, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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