A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 140 km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico (87 miles). Exact location of event, depth 23.41 km, -66.1959° West, 19.7333° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.41 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/16 / 2016-10-23 09:45:48 / October 23, 2016 @ 9:45 am. Event id: us100072mt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100072mt. The temblor was picked up at 05:45:48 / 5:45 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 140 km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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