A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Juncos in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 129 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16114000. Id of event: pr16114000. Exact location, longitude -65.9213° West, latitude 18.2145° North, depth = 129 km. Global time and date of event 23/04/16 / 2016-04-23 03:16:42 / April 23, 2016 @ 3:16 am UTC/GMT. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:16:42 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ponce, Jayuya, Estancias de Florida (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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