A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from El Negro in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 08:46:35 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location, longitude -65.6419° West, latitude 17.8852° North, depth = 6 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 12:46:35 / September 4, 2016 @ 12:46 pm. Id of earthquake: pr16248027. Event ids that are associated: pr16248027.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coamo, Bayamón, Naranjito. Epicenter of the event 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).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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