A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Salinas in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16058000. Unique identifier: pr16058000. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/16 / 2016-02-27 00:55:57 / February 27, 2016 @ 12:55 am. Exact location, longitude -66.2762° West, latitude 17.965° North, depth = 11 km. The temblor was reported at 20:55:57 / 8:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maricao, Fajardo, Luquillo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (36 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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