A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: pr16355001. Event ids that are associated: pr16355001. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:02:30 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 39 km, -66.0791° West, 18.8164° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 05:02:30 / December 20, 2016 @ 5:02 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naguabo, Ceiba, Barranquitas.
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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