A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:59:07 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/12/15 / 2015-12-03 05:59:07 / December 3, 2015 @ 5:59 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -67.5187 West, latitude 18.5016 North, depth = 18 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15337005. Id of event: pr15337005. The epicenter was at a depth of 18 km (11 miles).
Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana Grande, Hatillo, Lares. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km WNW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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