A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 08:18:13 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16059018. Id of event: pr16059018. Global time and date of event 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 12:18:13 / February 28, 2016 @ 12:18 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9586 West, latitude 19.0046 North, depth = 79 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Estancias de Florida, Manatí, Rincón (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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