A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.4292 West, latitude 19.086 North, depth = 40 km. The temblor was reported at 11:35:46 / 11:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16051002. Unique identifier: pr16051002. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 15:35:46 / February 20, 2016 @ 3:35 pm.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camuy, Toa Alta, Candelaria (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 69 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico.
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