A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from La Plena in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:56:03 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 15 km, -66.1938° West, 18.0478° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/17 / 2017-01-16 02:56:03 / January 16, 2017 @ 2:56 am. Event id: pr17016000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17016000.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lares, Guánica, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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