A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Vega Baja in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 108 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:34:07 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/05/16 / 2016-05-22 22:34:07 / May 22, 2016 @ 10:34 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16143005. Unique identifier: pr16143005. Exact location of earthquake, -66.4172° West, 18.4908° North, depth 108 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Germán, Añasco, Punta Santiago (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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. 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: 6 km NNW of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico.
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