A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 05:42:01 / September 26, 2016 @ 5:42 am. The temblor was reported at 01:42:01 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.262 West, latitude 18.278 North, depth = 91 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16270006. Id of event: pr16270006. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 91 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barceloneta, Ponce, Florida (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twelve, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 5 km SSW of Stella, Puerto Rico.
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