A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 18:09:27 / 6:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.4844° West, latitude 18.8854° North, depth = 32 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/02/16 / 2016-02-03 22:09:27 / February 3, 2016 @ 10:09 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16034006. Id of event: pr16034006. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles).
The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carolina, Canovanas, Santa Barbara (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days one hundred and two and in the last 365 days seven hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 61 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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