A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Quebradillas in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.913° West, 18.6821° North, depth 62 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 62 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/11/16 / 2016-11-18 01:20:45 / November 18, 2016 @ 1:20 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16323001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16323001. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:20:45 / 9:20 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria Arenas, Guánica, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighteen 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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