A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Quebradillas in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 06:12:19 / October 30, 2015 @ 6:12 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:12:19 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9059 West, latitude 18.6397 North, depth = 19 km. Id of earthquake: pr15303003. Event ids that are associated: pr15303003.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pájaros, Candelaria, Juana Díaz. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km N of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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