A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:28:02 / 1:28 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -67.4421° West, 17.8381° North, depth 28 km. Global time and date of event 16/12/15 / 2015-12-16 17:28:02 / December 16, 2015 @ 5:28 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15350003. Unique identifier: pr15350003.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Peñuelas, Lares, San Sebastián. Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety-nine 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 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km WSW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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