A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Playa in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 106 km (66 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15285001. Id of event: pr15285001. Exact location of earthquake, -67.2135° West, 18.2278° North, depth 106 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 00:45:43 / October 12, 2015 @ 12:45 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:45:43 / 8:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juana Díaz, Villalba, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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