A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Salinas in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr16058004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16058004. Global time and date of event 27/02/16 / 2016-02-27 01:35:26 / February 27, 2016 @ 1:35 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.2835° West, latitude 17.9617° North, depth = 7 km. The temblor was reported at 21:35:26 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close 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 Fajardo, Maricao, Luquillo. Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 2 km SE of Salinas, Puerto Rico.
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