A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58 km (36 miles). The temblor was detected at 02:13:38 / 2:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.3541° West, 18.8687° North, depth 58 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 06:13:38 / January 4, 2016 @ 6:13 am. Id of earthquake: pr16004001. Event ids that are associated: pr16004001.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caguas, Río Grande, Jayuya.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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