A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Angochi in Aruba. The temblor was reported at 11:58:20 / 11:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -69.9299° West, 12.2854° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/03/19 / 2019-03-09 16:28:20 / March 9, 2019 @ 4:28 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jdca. Id of event: us1000jdca.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Aruba (c. 72 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Punto Fijo (c. 131 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Punta Cardón (c. 58 900 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Babijn (c. 40 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Oranjestad (c. 30 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Angochi (c. 29 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cardón, Punto Fijo, Arasji.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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: 25 km S of Angochi, Aruba.
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