A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Event id: pr16318007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16318007. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:58:29 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 21:58:29 / November 13, 2016 @ 9:58 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -65.6221 West, latitude 17.9295 North, depth = 5 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan, Barranquitas, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 24 km SW of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.
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