A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/11/16 / 2016-11-29 03:43:28 / November 29, 2016 @ 3:43 am. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:43:28 / 11:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.5059 West, latitude 19.0428 North, depth = 35 km. Id of earthquake: pr16334001. Event ids that are associated: pr16334001.
Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Pájaros, Bayamón (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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