A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 22:18:04 / 10:18 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 78 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/08/15 / 2015-08-17 02:18:04 / August 17, 2015 @ 2:18 am. Exact location of earthquake, -67.0569° West, 18.6541° North, depth 78 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15229002. Id of event: pr15229002.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Morovis, Guánica (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km NNW of Isabela, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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