A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 03:28:44 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16009006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16009006. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 07:28:44 / January 9, 2016 @ 7:28 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 17 km (11 miles). Exact location of event, depth 17 km, -67.384° West, 18.941° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hatillo, Añasco, Camuy.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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