A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 32 km (20 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:57:23 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 05:57:23 / October 19, 2015 @ 5:57 am. Exact location of event, longitude -67.6396 West, latitude 18.7355 North, depth = 32 km. Event id: pr15292002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15292002.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mayagüez, Quebradillas, Añasco. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 60 km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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