A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 23:23:30 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 135 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/07/15 / 2015-07-19 04:23:30 / July 19, 2015 @ 4:23 am. Exact location, longitude -67.8703° West, latitude 17.9328° North, depth = 135 km. Unique identifier: pr15200033. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15200033.
Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabo Rojo, Puerto Real (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty 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.
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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. 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: 72 km W of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico.
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