A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.3561 West, latitude 18.5625 North, depth = 103 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 18:21:48 / January 12, 2016 @ 6:21 pm. Id of earthquake: pr16012009. Event ids that are associated: pr16012009. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 14:21:48 / 2:21 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan, Yabucoa, Road Town.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 three, in the last 10 days seventy-three, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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