A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Monday. Id of earthquake: pr16060002. Event ids that are associated: pr16060002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53 km (33 miles). Exact location of event, depth 53 km, -67.083° West, 18.5496° North. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:28:57 / 2:28 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 06:28:57 / February 29, 2016 @ 6:28 am UTC/GMT.
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 Villalba, Ceiba, Ponce. Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 6 km NNE of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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