A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/15 / 2015-08-19 02:39:26 / August 19, 2015 @ 2:39 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.377 West, latitude 17.5347 North, depth = 26 km. Id of earthquake: pr15231000. Event ids that are associated: pr15231000. The temblor was picked up at 22:39:26 / 10:39 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guánica (c. 9 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Sabana Grande (c. 9 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana Grande, Hormigueros, San Germán.
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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