A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr16317004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16317004. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/11/16 / 2016-11-12 03:25:53 / November 12, 2016 @ 3:25 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 23:25:53 / 11:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 3 km, -65.6248° West, 17.9165° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Seca, Pájaros, Coamo. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 25 km SW of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.
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