A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Loiza in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 18:52:53 / October 12, 2015 @ 6:52 pm. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:52:53 / 2:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.8615° West, latitude 18.915° North, depth = 26 km. Event id: pr15285007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15285007. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26 km (16 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Naranjito, Naguabo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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