A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 00:20:36 / 12:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 04:20:36 / December 23, 2016 @ 4:20 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.8851 West, latitude 17.896 North, depth = 6 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16358001. Id of event: pr16358001.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, San Antonio, Dorado (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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