A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51 km (32 miles). Event id: pr16268001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16268001. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.4844 West, latitude 18.7205 North, depth = 51 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 03:10:19 / September 24, 2016 @ 3:10 am. The temblor was reported at 23:10:19 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Real, Hormigueros, Hatillo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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