A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico on Friday. The temblor was reported at 10:06:38 / 10:06 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16288005. Event ids that are associated: pr16288005. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/10/16 / 2016-10-14 14:06:38 / October 14, 2016 @ 2:06 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -65.6181° West, 17.9097° North.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Aibonito, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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