A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Pajaros in Puerto Rico. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:25:44 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 16 km, -66.1784° West, 18.3372° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/10/16 / 2016-10-17 01:25:44 / October 17, 2016 @ 1:25 am. Event id: pr16291000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16291000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 16 km (10 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yauco, Lares, Guayanilla (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SE of Pajaros, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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