A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 64 km, -67.8318° West, 18.1872° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16331005. Id of event: pr16331005. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/11/16 / 2016-11-26 08:16:21 / November 26, 2016 @ 8:16 am. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:16:21 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moca, Aguadilla, Hormigueros (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 63 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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