A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 km (27 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:07:56 / 6:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 10:07:56 / October 20, 2015 @ 10:07 am. Exact location, longitude -65.3933° West, latitude 18.9988° North, depth = 44 km. Id of earthquake: pr15293007. Event ids that are associated: pr15293007.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Culebra, Luquillo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days six hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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