A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 12:05:55 / September 27, 2016 @ 12:05 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.5828 West, latitude 18.5438 North, depth = 85 km. Event id: pr16271014. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16271014. The temblor was reported at 08:05:55 / 8:05 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Comerío, San Antonio. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).
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 seven, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km NE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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