A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005jnj, pr16145004. Unique identifier: pr16145004. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/05/16 / 2016-05-24 18:54:33 / May 24, 2016 @ 6:54 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:54:33 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.2605 West, latitude 18.3141 North, depth = 22 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juana Díaz, Villalba, Ciales. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 0 km NNE of Stella, Puerto Rico.
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