A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Vega Alta in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 17:21:45 / 5:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.3212 West, latitude 18.3987 North, depth = 93 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16242007. Id of event: pr16242007. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/08/16 / 2016-08-29 21:21:45 / August 29, 2016 @ 9:21 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 93 km (58 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guánica, Sabana Grande, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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