A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 29 km (18 miles). Global time and date of event 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 06:06:00 / February 29, 2016 @ 6:06 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -67.4525 West, latitude 18.552 North, depth = 29 km. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:06:00 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16060000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16060000.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arecibo, Sabana Grande, Lajas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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