A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 27 km, -66.4714° West, 18.677° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16037004. Id of event: pr16037004. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 09:00:03 / February 6, 2016 @ 9:00 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 05:00:03 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27 km (17 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salinas, Santa Isabel, Coco. Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 23 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico.
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