A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/11/16 / 2016-11-12 03:17:24 / November 12, 2016 @ 3:17 am. Exact location of earthquake, -65.627° West, 17.9211° North, depth 2 km. The temblor was detected at 23:17:24 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16317003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16317003.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Cataño, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 25 km SW of Esperanza, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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