A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -67.67° West, 18.944° North, depth 6 km. The temblor was reported at 21:27:43 / 9:27 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16036000. Event ids that are associated: pr16036000. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 02:27:43 / February 5, 2016 @ 2:27 am.
The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguada, Rincón, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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 three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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