A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.54 West, latitude 18.738 North, depth = 43 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 22:13:56 / January 31, 2016 @ 10:13 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43 km (27 miles). The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:13:56 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16031004. Event ids that are associated: pr16031004.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maricao, Lares, Cabo Rojo.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 53 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
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