A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 16:03:42 / 4:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7949 West, latitude 18.6924 North, depth = 16 km. Event id: pr16294012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16294012. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/16 / 2016-10-20 20:03:42 / October 20, 2016 @ 8:03 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16 km (10 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ponce, Juana Díaz, San Juan (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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