A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/11/16 / 2016-11-11 15:11:45 / November 11, 2016 @ 3:11 pm. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:11:45 / 11:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.6122 West, latitude 17.913 North, depth = 3 km. Id of earthquake: pr16316009. Event ids that are associated: pr16316009. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayamón, Aibonito, Comerío (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km SW of Esperanza, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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