A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr15277003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15277003. Exact location of earthquake, -67.6764° West, 18.412° North, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 04/10/15 / 2015-10-04 05:28:08 / October 4, 2015 @ 5:28 am UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:28:08 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lajas, San Germán, Las Marías. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 45 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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