A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Loiza in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr16120005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16120005. Exact location of event, depth 126 km, -65.8659° West, 18.4988° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 126 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 18:11:36 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 22:11:36 / April 29, 2016 @ 10:11 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villalba, Estancias de Florida, Florida.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 7 km NNE of Loiza, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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