A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 09:57:12 / 9:57 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16116003. Event ids that are associated: pr16116003. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Global time and date of event 25/04/16 / 2016-04-25 14:57:12 / April 25, 2016 @ 2:57 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -67.8444° West, latitude 18.25° North, depth = 8 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moca, Hormigueros, Cabo Rojo.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 63 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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