A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -65.3925° West, latitude 18.0254° North, depth = 18 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:37:27 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18 km (11 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 00:37:27 / February 20, 2016 @ 12:37 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr16051000. Event ids that are associated: pr16051000.
Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Guayama, Saint Croix. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 11 km SE of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.
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