A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.8294 West, latitude 18.2735 North, depth = 7 km. Global time and date of event 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 20:36:29 / February 28, 2016 @ 8:36 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16059023. Unique identifier: pr16059023. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:36:29 / 3:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moca, Hormigueros, Cabo Rojo. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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