A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16341008. Id of event: pr16341008. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -65.8837° West, 17.9101° North, depth 5 km. The temblor was detected at 06:27:37 / 6:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/12/16 / 2016-12-06 10:27:37 / December 6, 2016 @ 10:27 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ponce, Ciales, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km S of Emajagua, Puerto Rico.
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