A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 26/10/15 / 2015-10-26 21:43:54 / October 26, 2015 @ 9:43 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 86 km (53 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:43:54 / 5:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 86 km, -67.3119° West, 18.2448° North. Event id: pr15299003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15299003.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 19 km (12 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jayuya, Arecibo, Peñuelas.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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