A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr15353011. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15353011. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/12/15 / 2015-12-19 21:41:32 / December 19, 2015 @ 9:41 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 17:41:32 / 5:41 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -67.3264° West, 17.5513° North, depth 6 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayanilla, Mayagüez, Yauco (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km SSW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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