A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:23:12 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/09/16 / 2016-09-30 03:23:12 / September 30, 2016 @ 3:23 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.0442° West, 19.159° North, depth 30 km. Id of earthquake: pr16274000. Event ids that are associated: pr16274000.
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cataño, Levittown, San Juan.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 76 km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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