A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Bairoa in Puerto Rico. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:12:07 / 6:12 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr15285005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15285005. Exact location of earthquake, -66.0167° West, 18.281° North, depth 135 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 10:12:07 / October 12, 2015 @ 10:12 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 135 km (84 miles).
Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Peñuelas, Arecibo, Adjuntas (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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