A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8704 West, latitude 18.6616 North, depth = 65 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 65 km (40 miles). Event id: pr16347007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16347007. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/12/16 / 2016-12-12 22:23:27 / December 12, 2016 @ 10:23 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:23:27 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Juana Díaz, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 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 five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 19 km NNW of Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
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