A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -65.3742° West, 17.9881° North, depth 28.43 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/09/15 / 2015-09-27 10:59:55 / September 27, 2015 @ 10:59 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 06:59:55 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.43 km (18 miles). Event id: us20003ph6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003ph6.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trujillo Alto, Guayama, Caguas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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