A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/15 / 2015-10-21 12:25:10 / October 21, 2015 @ 12:25 pm. Event id: pr15294003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15294003. Exact location of event, depth 29 km, -65.3874° West, 18.9902° North. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:25:10 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Luquillo, Culebra (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 two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days six hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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