A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:24:21 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16256004. Unique identifier: pr16256004. Exact location, longitude -66.7721° West, latitude 19.114° North, depth = 37 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 01:24:21 / September 12, 2016 @ 1:24 am.
The epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Quebradillas, Isabela. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 69 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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