A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Dorado in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 00:59:33 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.2969 West, latitude 18.4883 North, depth = 85 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 85 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr16057000. Event ids that are associated: pr16057000. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 04:59:33 / February 26, 2016 @ 4:59 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 20 km (13 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Marías, Yauco, Isabela. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km NW of Dorado, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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