A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16037008. Id of event: pr16037008. Exact location of event, depth 44 km, -66.7735° West, 19.1152° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 22:49:06 / February 6, 2016 @ 10:49 pm. The temblor was picked up at 18:49:06 / 6:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 km (27 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Quebradillas, Isabela (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 69 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
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