A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, Mona Passage, Puerto Rico kilometers (0 miles) from Mona Passage, Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr16148027. Event ids that are associated: pr16148027. Exact location of earthquake, -67.5625° West, 18.5088° North, depth 17 km. The temblor was reported at 10:17:18 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/05/16 / 2016-05-27 10:17:18 / May 27, 2016 @ 10:17 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17 km (11 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Grande, Hatillo, Lares (min 5000 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 five, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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