A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -67.8718° West, latitude 18.2388° North, depth = 121 km. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:48:28 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 00:48:28 / April 1, 2016 @ 12:48 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr16092000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16092000. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 121 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moca, Hormigueros, Cabo Rojo. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days three hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 66 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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