A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 46 km (29 miles). Exact location of event, depth 46 km, -65.4393° West, 18.808° North. Event id: pr16034004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16034004. The temblor was picked up at 18:36:36 / 6:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/02/16 / 2016-02-03 22:36:36 / February 3, 2016 @ 10:36 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Santiago, Trujillo Alto, Charlotte Amalie. Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ninety-eight and in the last 365 days six hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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