A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Luis M. Cintron in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 136.24 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/16 / 2016-10-17 13:42:47 / October 17, 2016 @ 1:42 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007et1, at00of723c. Unique identifier: us20007et1. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.4809 West, latitude 18.33 North, depth = 136.24 km. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:42:47 / 9:42 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, San Antonio, Aibonito.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km ENE of Luis M. Cintron, Puerto Rico.
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