A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from San Lorenzo in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:48:51 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr15264000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15264000. Exact location of earthquake, -66.0029° West, 18.2022° North, depth 122 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/09/15 / 2015-09-21 01:48:51 / September 21, 2015 @ 1:48 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Peñuelas, Adjuntas, Adjuntas. Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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: 4 km WNW of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico.
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