A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr16027000. Event ids that are associated: pr16027000. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.3517 West, latitude 18.4806 North, depth = 119 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 119 km (74 miles). The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:56:46 / 8:56 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 00:56:46 / January 27, 2016 @ 12:56 am.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Grande, Ceiba, Fajardo.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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