A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Id of earthquake: pr16364000. Event ids that are associated: pr16364000. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/16 / 2016-12-29 11:28:53 / December 29, 2016 @ 11:28 am. The temblor was detected at 07:28:53 / 7:28 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -67.2539° West, 18.597° North, depth 79 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guánica, Florida, Barceloneta.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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