A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from El Negro in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 05:55:41 / September 3, 2016 @ 5:55 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -65.648° West, 17.882° North, depth 5 km. The temblor was reported at 01:55:41 / 1:55 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16247007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16247007.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Naranjito, Coamo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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