A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 03:31:14 / October 20, 2015 @ 3:31 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -67.459 West, latitude 18.8563 North, depth = 17 km. The temblor was reported at 23:31:14 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15293000. Id of event: pr15293000.
The epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Camuy, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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