A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:17:21 / 6:17 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr15302012. Unique identifier: pr15302012. The epicenter was at a depth of 121 km (75 miles). Exact location of event, depth 121 km, -67.8539° West, 18.2133° North. Global time and date of event 29/10/15 / 2015-10-29 23:17:21 / October 29, 2015 @ 11:17 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguadilla, Hormigueros, Cabo Rojo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days three hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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