A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr16029002. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004vjy, pr16029002. Exact location of earthquake, -67.4014° West, 18.8971° North, depth 11 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:10:24 / 2:10 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 18:10:24 / January 29, 2016 @ 6:10 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hatillo, San Sebastián, Camuy (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 42 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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