A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -67.6877° West, 18.1872° North. The temblor was picked up at 20:48:00 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr15278000. Event ids that are associated: pr15278000. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/10/15 / 2015-10-05 01:48:00 / October 5, 2015 @ 1:48 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Sabana Grande, San Sebastián. The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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: 48 km WSW of Stella, Puerto Rico.
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