A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr16246008. Event ids that are associated: us10006jti, pr16246008. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:55:52 / 7:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.6419 West, latitude 17.9165 North, depth = 11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 23:55:52 / September 2, 2016 @ 11:55 pm.
Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pájaros, San Juan, Coamo. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 33 km SE of Emajagua, Puerto Rico.
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