A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 37 km, -66.4785° West, 19.1448° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:33:50 / 4:33 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr15284004. Event ids that are associated: pr15284004. Global time and date of event 11/10/15 / 2015-10-11 08:33:50 / October 11, 2015 @ 8:33 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Toa Baja, Manatí.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 75 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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