A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.8287 West, latitude 18.1303 North, depth = 82 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:33:14 / 8:33 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16026000. Unique identifier: pr16026000. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 01:33:14 / January 26, 2016 @ 1:33 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 82 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lajas, Moca, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 65 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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