A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Camuy in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.8821° West, latitude 18.5907° North, depth = 78 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:33:41 / 5:33 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr15296003. Event ids that are associated: pr15296003. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/10/15 / 2015-10-23 09:33:41 / October 23, 2015 @ 9:33 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78 km (48 miles).
Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Seca, Barranquitas, Levittown. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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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