A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -65.3732° West, 18.0177° North, depth 14 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16256000. Unique identifier: pr16256000. Global time and date of event 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 00:56:11 / September 12, 2016 @ 12:56 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:56:11 / 8:56 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Trujillo Alto, Caguas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 13 km SE of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.
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