A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 2 km (1 miles). Unique identifier: pr16107002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16107002. The temblor was detected at 01:09:17 / 1:09 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 06:09:17 / April 16, 2016 @ 6:09 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -67.7535° West, 18.2467° North, depth 2 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, San Germán, Lajas.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 54 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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