A minor earthquake magnitude 2.7 (mg/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 05:09:37 / 5:09 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Global time of event 2014-12-31 09:09:37 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -65.4002 West, latitude 17.927 North, depth 9 km.
Close countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Loíza, Santa Barbara, San Isidro.
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