A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16119007. Id of event: pr16119007. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 14:24:00 / April 28, 2016 @ 2:24 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -67.8554° West, 18.2604° North, depth 7 km. The temblor was detected at 09:24:00 / 9:24 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moca, Hormigueros, Cabo Rojo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 64 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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