A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact location, longitude -67.5241° West, latitude 18.493° North, depth = 13 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/11/16 / 2016-11-05 01:38:02 / November 5, 2016 @ 1:38 am. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:38:02 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16310000. Unique identifier: pr16310000.
Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana Grande, Hatillo, Lares.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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