A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 43 km (27 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/09/16 / 2016-09-21 03:43:48 / September 21, 2016 @ 3:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 43 km, -66.5915° West, 18.9645° North. Id of earthquake: pr16265000. Event ids that are associated: pr16265000. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:43:48 / 11:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Utuado, Bayamón, Pájaros. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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