A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Camuy in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8871° West, 18.7605° North, depth 63 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/10/15 / 2015-10-08 01:56:07 / October 8, 2015 @ 1:56 am. The temblor was reported at 21:56:07 / 9:56 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr15281000. Event ids that are associated: pr15281000.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Grande, Corozal, Toa Baja (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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